Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, used to add the content of one file within another file. It's employed mainly with online content and it will help make a static HTML website a lot more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote displayed on various web pages of your website, for instance, you can make a text file and switch the quote in it every single day. All web pages where this file is integrated are going to show the updated quote, so you'll not have to edit every one of them manually every time. SSI could also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present time and date. In this manner, you may make your website look far more professional and much more attractive to the visitors. Web pages that implement SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our modern cloud hosting platform, so no matter the shared hosting which you select, it will be possible to use this function making your website more dynamic. All you will need to do will be to make a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you would like to use SSI and include a number of lines of code inside. You'll not require any coding skills though, as you can just copy the necessary code from our help section, or our tech support team can assist you enable SSI for a specified website. You just need to customize the extension of any html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to those pages on the site are accurate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes may be activated without difficulty with every semi-dedicated server plan that our company offers and the full process is going to take you less than a minute and just a couple of mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by creating an empty .htaccess file within a domain or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP program of your choice, then typing in a number of lines of code, that you will be able to get from the SSI article inside our complete Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining after that will be to double-check if all of the webpages that will use Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and to alter the links to different webpages on your site, in order to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.