Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, used to incorporate the content of one file inside of another file. It is used primarily with online content and it will help to make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote displayed on numerous webpages within your website, as an example, you can create a text file and replace the quote within it daily. All of the webpages where this file is included are going to display the updated quote, so you will not need to edit every one of them manually each time. SSI can also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or the current date and time. In this manner, you may make your website look more professional and much more appealing to the visitors. Pages that employ SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

It will be easy to use Server Side Includes with all of the web hosting packages that we offer you and activate it separately for each and every domain name or subdomain within your hosting account. This can be done with an .htaccess file, which should be positiioned in the folder in which you want to use SSI and you need to type in a few lines of code in that file. You can get the code within our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to simply just copy and paste it, since you do not need any programming expertise to benefit from all of the capabilities that our services contain. If you have currently built your website and you would like to employ Server Side Includes later, you need to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, otherwise SSI is not going to work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes could be activated with ease with every single semi-dedicated server package that we provide and the full process is going to take you just one minute and merely a few mouse clicks. You can activate SSI by setting up an empty .htaccess file within a domain name or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP program of your preference, then adding a few lines of code, that you will be capable to get from the SSI article within our extensive Knowledgebase. The one thing left then shall be to double-check if all of the web pages that shall implement Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and also to change the links to different webpages on your website, as a way to reflect the changes in the file extensions.