Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, used to incorporate the content of one file within a second file. It is used typically with online content and it could help make a static HTML website much more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote shown on a few web pages on your website, for instance, you can create a text file and switch the quote within it every single day. All webpages where this file is included are going to display the updated quote, so you'll not have to modify all of them manually every time. SSI may also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or even the present date and time. In this manner, you may make your website appear far more professional and a lot more attractive to the website visitors. Pages that implement SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

You'll be able to use Server Side Includes with all of the hosting plans we offer and enable it individually for every domain or subdomain in your hosting account. This can be achieved with an .htaccess file, which should be placed in the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you need to type in a couple of lines of code in that file. You can find the code inside our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to simply just copy and paste it, since you don't need any coding skills to benefit from all of the features that our solutions have. In case you have by now built your website and you would like to employ Server Side Includes later, you must make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, otherwise SSI won't work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes may be activated easily with every semi-dedicated server package that our company offers and the whole process shall take you just one minute and just a couple of mouse clicks. You can activate SSI by creating a blank .htaccess file in a domain name or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP program of your choice, then incorporating a couple of lines of code, that you will be capable to copy from the SSI article inside our in depth Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining then will be to double-check if all pages that shall make use of Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and also to alter the links to different web pages on your site, as a way to represent the modifications in the file extensions.