Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, that is employed to add the content of one file inside another file. It's used mainly with online content and it could make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote shown on multiple web pages of your website, for instance, you can create a text file and replace the quote within it every single day. All of the pages where this file is integrated will show the modified quote, so you'll not need to edit them personally every time. SSI may also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or the present time and date. In this way, you can make your website seem a lot more professional and a lot more attractive to the visitors. Web pages that use SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

You will be able to use Server Side Includes with all of the hosting plans we provide and activate it independently for every single domain name or subdomain inside your hosting account. This can be accomplished by utilizing an .htaccess file, which should be placed into the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you need to type in a few lines of code in that file. You will find the code in our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to simply copy and paste it, since you do not need any coding capabilities to take advantage of all characteristics that our services incorporate. In case you have currently built your website and you want to use Server Side Includes later on, you will need to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, or else SSI is not going to work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes can be activated without difficulty with each semi-dedicated server plan that we offer and the entire process is going to take you just one minute and just a number of clicks. You can enable SSI by setting up an empty .htaccess file within a domain or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP app of your choosing, then typing in a couple of lines of code, that you will be capable to copy out of the SSI article in our thorough Knowledgebase. The only thing left after that is to double-check if all of the webpages that will use Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and also to modify the links to different pages on your website, as a way to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.