Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, employed to add the content of one file inside of a second file. It's employed typically with online content and it could help make a static HTML website a lot more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on a number of pages on your site, for instance, you can create a text file and switch the quote within it every day. All of the webpages where this file is included will show the updated quote, so you will not have to alter every one of them manually every single time. SSI could also be used to include the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present time and date. In this way, you can make your site appear a lot more professional and a lot more appealing to the visitors. Web pages that use SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

All shared hosting we offer you support Server Side Includes, so you can include dynamic components to your static website which you host on our cloud system. By making a clear .htaccess file and typing in a couple of lines of code inside, you can enable SSI for a domain name or perhaps a subdomain. The file involved must be inside the exact folder where you will make use of SSI and you will get the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you do not need any kind of coding knowledge. The 24/7 tech support crew shall also be capable to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you are not absolutely sure how to proceed. You should also remember to modify the extension of all your files which will utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your site lead to the appropriate files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes could be enabled without any difficulty with each and every semi-dedicated server package that we provide and the whole process is going to take you less than a minute and only several mouse clicks. You can activate SSI by making a blank .htaccess file within a domain or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP app of your choice, then typing in a number of lines of code, which you'll be capable to copy out of the SSI article within our in depth Knowledgebase. The one thing left after that is to double-check if all webpages that shall make use of Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and to modify backlinks to different pages on your website, in order to represent the modifications in the file extensions.