Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, which is often used to add the content of one file inside a second file. It is used mainly with online content and it will help make a static HTML site more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote shown on numerous webpages of your site, for instance, you can make a text file and replace the quote in it each day. All of the pages in which this file is integrated are going to display the updated quote, so you'll not have to change them by hand every time. SSI could also be used to contain the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current time and date. In this manner, you may make your website appear much more professional and a lot more appealing to the website visitors. Pages that implement SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

You will be able to use Server Side Includes with all of the website hosting plans that we offer and enable it individually for every single domain or subdomain within your hosting account. This can be done when using an .htaccess file, which needs to be positiioned in the folder where you want to use SSI and you have to put a couple of lines of code in that file. You can get the code inside our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to simply just copy it, as you do not need any coding capabilities to benefit from all of the capabilities that our services incorporate. In case you have already built your website and you want to employ Server Side Includes later, you must make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, otherwise SSI won't work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes can be activated with ease with each semi-dedicated server package that we provide and the entire process shall take you just one minute and merely a number of clicks. You can enable SSI by creating a blank .htaccess file inside a domain or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP application of your choice, then incorporating a few lines of code, which you will be able to get out of the SSI article in our thorough Knowledgebase. The only thing left after that is to double-check if all pages that will make use of Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and also to edit backlinks to different pages on your site, as a way to represent the modifications in the file extensions.