Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, employed to incorporate the content of one file inside of another file. It's used predominantly with online content and it will help to make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote shown on several webpages of your website, for example, you can make a text file and switch the quote inside it every single day. All pages where this file is integrated are going to display the updated quote, so you will not have to alter every one of them manually every single time. SSI may also be used to contain the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current date and time. In this way, you may make your site look far more professional and a lot more appealing to the site visitors. Pages that use SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our modern cloud hosting system, so whatever the Linux shared web hosting that you choose, it will be possible to make use of this function making your site more dynamic. All that you must do is going to be create a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain where you would like to use SSI and after that add a handful of lines of code inside it. You simply will not require any kind of coding skills however, as you're able basically copy the necessary code from the help section, or our technical support can help you activate SSI for any specified website. You need to simply modify the extension of the html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to these web pages on the site are correct.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes can be enabled with no trouble with each and every semi-dedicated server plan that we provide and the entire process will take you under a minute and just a few clicks. You can activate SSI by making an empty .htaccess file within a domain or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP program of your choosing, then typing in a number of lines of code, which you'll be capable to get from the SSI article within our thorough Knowledgebase. The one thing left then shall be to double-check if all webpages that shall use Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and also to change the links to different webpages on your site, in order to represent the changes in the file extensions.