Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, which can be used to incorporate the content of one file within a second file. It's employed predominantly with online content and it could make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote shown on multiple pages on your site, for example, you can make a text file and replace the quote within it every day. All of the pages where this file is incorporated are going to display the updated quote, so you'll not have to edit all of them manually every single time. SSI can also be used to include the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current time and date. In this manner, you can make your site look much more professional and more appealing to the visitors. Web pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

All shared website hosting plans we offer support Server Side Includes, so you can add dynamic components to any static site which you host on our cloud system. By setting up an empty .htaccess file and typing in a few lines of code inside, you are able to enable SSI for a domain name or a subdomain. The file involved should be inside the particular folder where you are going to use SSI and you will see the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you don't need any kind of coding expertise. Our 24/7 technical support team shall also be able to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you're not confident how to proceed. You should additionally remember to modify the extension of all of the files that will implement SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your site lead to the appropriate files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes can be activated without difficulty with each and every semi-dedicated server package that our company offers and the entire process shall take you under a minute and merely a couple of mouse clicks. You can activate SSI by creating an empty .htaccess file in a domain or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP program of your preference, then incorporating a couple of lines of code, that you will be capable to copy out of the SSI article in our detailed Knowledgebase. The only thing left then will be to double-check if all of the web pages that shall implement Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and also to update the links to different webpages on your site, to reflect the changes in the file extensions.