Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, employed to include the content of one file inside another file. It's used mostly with online content and it will help make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on multiple pages within your website, as an example, you can make a text file and switch the quote in it daily. All of the webpages in which this file is integrated will show the updated quote, so you will not need to edit all of them manually every single time. SSI may also be used to contain the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current time and date. In this manner, you may make your website look a lot more professional and more appealing to the site visitors. Web pages that use SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

You'll be able to use Server Side Includes with all hosting packages that we provide and activate it individually for each domain or subdomain inside of your hosting account. You can do this by using an .htaccess file, which needs to be placed into the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you have to put a few lines of code in that file. You can get the code in our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to just copy it, as you don't need any programming expertise to take advantage of all of the features that our solutions incorporate. If you have currently built your website and you want to employ Server Side Includes later, you will need to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, or else SSI is not going to work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes could be activated in no time with every single semi-dedicated server package that we provide and the full process is going to take you under a minute and only a couple of mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by creating a blank .htaccess file inside a domain name or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP app of your choosing, then incorporating a couple of lines of code, which you will be capable to get from the SSI article within our comprehensive Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining following that will be to double-check if all pages that will make use of Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and then to update the links to different web pages on your site, as a way to reflect the changes in the file extensions.