Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, which is used to add the content of one file inside of a second file. It is used mostly with online content and it could help to make a static HTML website much more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote shown on a variety of webpages on your website, as an example, you can make a text file and replace the quote within it each day. All of the pages where this file is incorporated are going to display the modified quote, so you'll not need to change all of them personally each time. SSI can also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or even the current date and time. This way, you may make your website look a lot more professional and a lot more appealing to the site visitors. Pages that use SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all website hosting packages that we offer you and activate it independently for each domain or subdomain inside of your hosting account. This can be accomplished by utilizing an .htaccess file, which needs to be placed into the folder in which you want 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 it, as you do not need any coding knowledge to benefit from all capabilities that our solutions include. If you have currently built your site and you wish to employ Server Side Includes later on, you must make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, or else SSI is not going to work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes could be activated without any difficulty with each and every semi-dedicated server package that we provide you with and the whole process will take you only a minute and merely several clicks. You can enable SSI by creating a blank .htaccess file in a domain or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP program of your choice, then adding a number of lines of code, which you will be able to copy from the SSI article within our comprehensive Knowledgebase. The one thing left after that shall be to double-check if all web pages that shall use Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and then to change backlinks to different webpages on your site, to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.