Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, which can be used to add the content of one file inside another file. It's utilized principally with online content and it can help to make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote displayed on many web pages on your website, as an example, you can create a text file and switch the quote inside it every day. All webpages where this file is included will display the updated quote, so you'll not need to update every one of them by hand each time. SSI may also be used to contain the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or even the present date and time. In this way, you can make your internet site look much more professional and more attractive to the website visitors. Pages that use SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes could be enabled with ease with each semi-dedicated server package that we provide and the full process shall take you under a minute and simply several mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by making an empty .htaccess file inside a domain name or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP application of your choosing, then typing in a few lines of code, that you will be able to get from the SSI article within our comprehensive Knowledgebase. The one thing left then will be to double-check if all webpages that will make use of Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and then to edit the links to different web pages on your site, in order to represent the modifications in the file extensions.