Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, that is employed to incorporate the content of one file inside a second file. It is used mostly with online content and it could help to make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on numerous web pages on your site, as an example, you can make a text file and replace the quote within it every single day. All web pages in which this file is integrated will display the modified quote, so you'll not have to edit them by hand every time. SSI can also be used to include the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or the current time and date. This way, you may make your website seem more professional and more appealing to the site visitors. Pages that use SSI have a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Server Side Includes can be activated in no time with each semi-dedicated server package that our company offers and the full process shall take you less than a minute and just a few clicks. You can activate SSI by setting up a blank .htaccess file in a domain name or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP program of your choosing, then adding a number of lines of code, which you will be capable to get out of the SSI article within our comprehensive Knowledgebase. The one thing left then is to double-check if all webpages that shall use Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and then to update backlinks to different web pages on your website, to reflect the changes in the file extensions.