Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, that is employed to incorporate the content of one file inside another file. It is used mostly with online content and it could help make a static HTML website a lot more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote displayed on a few web pages of your site, as an example, you can create a text file and replace the quote inside it every day. All the pages in which this file is included are going to display the updated quote, so you will not have to edit every one of them personally every time. SSI can also be used to include the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current time and date. In this way, you may make your internet site look far more professional and more appealing to the visitors. Web pages that implement SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

All hosting we provide support Server Side Includes, so you're able to bring in dynamic elements to your static site which you host on our cloud system. By creating a blank .htaccess file and adding several lines of code in it, you're able to enable SSI for a domain name or a subdomain. The file concerned needs to be within the particular folder where you will make use of SSI and you'll find the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you do not need any kind of coding knowledge. The 24/7 technical support crew will also be able to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you are not certain how to proceed. You should additionally make sure to change the extension of all files which will use SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your site lead to the proper files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes could be activated without any problem with every single semi-dedicated server package that our company offers and the entire process will take you just one minute and merely several clicks. You can enable SSI by creating an empty .htaccess file within a domain name or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP application of your choosing, then adding a number of lines of code, that you will be capable to copy out of the SSI article within our complete Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining after that shall be to double-check if all pages that shall make use of Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and also to edit backlinks to different pages on your website, as a way to reflect the changes in the file extensions.