Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, used to add the content of one file inside of another file. It's employed principally with online content and it will make a static HTML site more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote shown on several pages of your website, for instance, you can create a text file and switch the quote inside it each day. All of the webpages in which this file is incorporated will show the updated quote, so you'll not need to change them by hand every time. SSI may also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present date and time. This way, you may make your internet site appear much more professional and a lot more attractive to the website visitors. Web pages that use SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

All shared hosting plans that we offer support Server Side Includes, so you're able to include dynamic components to any static site that you host on our cloud platform. By setting up a blank .htaccess file and typing in some lines of code inside it, you can enable SSI for a domain name or a subdomain. The file involved should be inside the exact folder where you will use SSI and you can see the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you do not need any kind of coding practical experience. The 24/7 technical support staff shall also be able to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you're not certain how to proceed. You should also remember to change the extension of all of the files which will implement SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your site point to the proper files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes may be activated without any problem with every single semi-dedicated server plan that our company offers and the entire process is going to take you less than a minute and simply a couple of clicks. You can activate SSI by creating a blank .htaccess file within a domain name or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP program of your preference, then incorporating a couple of lines of code, that you will be able to get out of the SSI article within our comprehensive Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining after that is to double-check if all of the webpages that shall implement Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and then to alter backlinks to different webpages on your website, so as to reflect the changes in the file extensions.