Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, which is used to include the content of one file inside of a second file. It's used mostly with online content and it will make a static HTML website a lot more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote displayed on numerous web pages of your site, for instance, you can create a text file and switch the quote in it daily. All webpages where this file is included are going to show the modified quote, so you will not have to alter them manually each time. SSI could also be used to contain the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or the current time and date. In this manner, you may make your site appear far more professional and more appealing to the site visitors. Web pages that use SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

All of the shared website hosting we offer support Server Side Includes, so you can incorporate dynamic elements to your static website which you host on our cloud platform. By making an empty .htaccess file and adding a couple of lines of code within it, you are able to enable SSI for a domain name or perhaps a subdomain. The file concerned must be within the specific folder where you will use SSI and you'll get the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you don't need any kind of coding practical experience. Our 24/7 technical support crew will also be capable to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you aren't absolutely sure what to do. You should furthermore remember to modify the extension of all of the files which will use SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your website point to the appropriate files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes could be activated easily with every single semi-dedicated server plan that we provide and the full process shall take you less than a minute and only a few mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by creating a blank .htaccess file inside a domain name or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in your 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 copy out of the SSI article within our extensive Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining following that shall be to double-check if all pages that will make use of Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and then to change the links to different pages on your site, so as to represent the modifications in the file extensions.