Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, employed to incorporate the content of one file inside a second file. It's employed mainly with online content and it could help make a static HTML website much more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on multiple pages within your site, as an example, you can create a text file and switch the quote inside it daily. All web pages in which this file is incorporated are going to display the updated quote, so you'll not have to update them manually every time. SSI may also be used to include the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or the present time and date. This way, you can make your internet site look more professional and more attractive to the site visitors. Pages that implement SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

All Linux shared hosting packages we offer you support Server Side Includes, so that you can add dynamic elements to any static website that you host on our cloud system. By setting up a clear .htaccess file and adding a few lines of code inside it, you are able to activate SSI for a domain name or perhaps a subdomain. The file involved must be in the exact folder where you are going to use SSI and you can see the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you don't need any kind of coding knowledge. The 24/7 tech support staff will also be capable to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you're not confident how to proceed. You should also remember to modify the extension of all of the files that are going to use SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your site lead to the correct files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It won't take you over a minute to enable Server Side Includes when you've got a semi-dedicated server plan from us. If you decide to activate this feature, you must create an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain or subdomain in which you want SSI to be active. In that file, you need to copy some code, which you'll find in the FAQ article we have devoted to SSI. You'll find the latter within the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't need any previous knowledge of these types of matters. The only two things you should deal with are renaming all of the web pages that will utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and editing all of the links on your website, so that they point to the updated files.