Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, which can be used to add the content of one file inside of another file. It's utilized mainly with online content and it can help make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote displayed on a variety of web pages within your website, for instance, you can create a text file and replace the quote within it daily. All of the web pages where this file is incorporated are going to show the modified quote, so you will not need to modify them personally each time. SSI can also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current date and time. In this manner, you may make your internet site appear much more professional and more appealing to the website visitors. Web pages that use SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

All shared hosting plans that we provide support Server Side Includes, so you're able to include dynamic components to your static website that you host on our cloud system. By setting up a blank .htaccess file and entering several lines of code inside, you're able to enable SSI for a domain name or maybe a subdomain. The file concerned must be in the particular folder where you will use SSI and you can see the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you don't need any coding experience. Our 24/7 tech support staff shall also be capable to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you are not absolutely sure what to do. You should furthermore remember to change the extension of all your files that are going to utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your website point to the appropriate files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes may be enabled easily with each and every semi-dedicated server package that we provide and the full process shall take you just one minute and only a couple of mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by making an empty .htaccess file in a domain or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP program of your choice, then adding a number of lines of code, that you will be capable to copy from the SSI article in our extensive Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining then shall be to double-check if all web pages that will implement Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and then to alter backlinks to different web pages on your website, as a way to represent the changes in the file extensions.