Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, which is often used to incorporate the content of one file inside of a second file. It's used primarily with online content and it could help make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote displayed on a variety of web pages on your website, for instance, you can create a text file and replace the quote inside it every day. All of the pages in which this file is integrated will show the updated quote, so you'll not need to change every one of them by hand each time. SSI may also be used to include the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present date and time. By doing this, you may make your site appear a lot more professional and a lot more attractive to the site visitors. Pages that implement SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

It will be easy to use Server Side Includes with all of the web hosting plans we provide and enable it separately for each and every domain or subdomain in your hosting account. This can be accomplished when using .htaccess file, which should be placed into the folder where you wish to use SSI and you have to enter a couple of lines of code in that file. You will find the code within our Knowledgebase section, so you can simply copy it, as you don't need any coding skills to benefit from all of the features that our solutions incorporate. In case you have currently built your website and you wish to employ Server Side Includes later, you will need to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, otherwise SSI is not going to work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes may be enabled easily with each semi-dedicated server package that we provide you with and the whole process shall take you less than a minute and only a few clicks. You can activate SSI by making an empty .htaccess file in a domain name or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP program of your choice, then adding a number of lines of code, which you'll be able to copy from the SSI article in our in depth Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining then is to double-check if all webpages that shall implement Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and to edit the links to different pages on your website, in order to represent the modifications in the file extensions.