Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, used to add the content of one file inside of another file. It is employed typically with online content and it could make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote shown on many web pages of your website, for instance, you can create a text file and replace the quote in it daily. All the web pages in which this file is incorporated will display the modified quote, so you will not have to alter every one of them by hand each time. SSI could also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present time and date. By doing this, you can make your internet site look more professional and a lot more appealing to the website visitors. Pages that implement SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all shared website hosting packages we offer you and activate it separately for every domain name or subdomain within your hosting account. This can be done by using an .htaccess file, which needs to be put into the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you need to put a few lines of code in that file. You'll find the code in our Knowledgebase area, so you can simply copy and paste it, as you do not need any coding capabilities to take advantage of all characteristics that our services incorporate. In case you have currently built your website and you want to employ Server Side Includes afterwards, you must make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, or else SSI is not going to work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes may be enabled with ease with every single semi-dedicated server plan that we provide you with and the whole process shall take you under a minute and merely a few mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by creating an empty .htaccess file inside a domain name or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP app of your choice, then adding a couple of lines of code, that you will be capable to get out of the SSI article inside our comprehensive Knowledgebase. The one thing left following that is to double-check if all of the web pages that shall make use of Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and then to change backlinks to different webpages on your site, to reflect the changes in the file extensions.