Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, which can be used to add the content of one file inside another file. It's employed predominantly with online content and it will help make a static HTML site far more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote displayed on a number of webpages on your website, for example, you can create a text file and replace the quote in it daily. All of the web pages where this file is integrated are going to show the modified quote, so you'll not need to modify every one of them by hand every time. SSI can also be used to include the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present date and time. This way, you may make your site look much more professional and much more appealing to the visitors. Pages that implement SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

All the website hosting plans that we offer you support Server Side Includes, so that you can include dynamic elements to your static website that you host on our cloud platform. By creating a clear .htaccess file and entering several lines of code inside it, you are able to enable SSI for a domain or a subdomain. The file concerned should be inside the exact folder where you are going to use SSI and you can get the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you do not need any coding expertise. Our 24/7 technical support team shall also be able to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you're not certain what to do. You should additionally remember to change the extension of all your files which will utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your site lead to the correct files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes could be enabled in no time with every semi-dedicated server plan that our company offers and the entire process will take you just one minute and merely several mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by making an empty .htaccess file inside a domain name or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP application of your preference, then adding a few lines of code, which you will be capable to get from the SSI article inside our comprehensive Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining then is to double-check if all pages that will make use of Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and to change the links to different webpages on your site, as a way to represent the modifications in the file extensions.