Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, which can be used to include the content of one file inside of a second file. It is used mainly with online content and it can make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote shown on a few pages of your website, for instance, you can create a text file and replace the quote inside it daily. All of the webpages in which this file is incorporated will show the updated quote, so you'll not have to change them by hand each time. SSI could also be used to contain the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for instance, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or the present time and date. In this manner, you can make your site look much more professional and a lot more appealing to the visitors. Web pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

All of the shared hosting that we offer support Server Side Includes, so you can bring in dynamic elements to your static site that you host on our cloud platform. By creating a clear .htaccess file and adding a couple of lines of code inside, you're able to enable SSI for a domain or perhaps a subdomain. The file involved should be within the exact folder where you are going to use SSI and you will find the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you don't need any coding practical experience. The 24/7 technical support crew will also be capable to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you aren't absolutely sure how to proceed. You should also make sure to modify the extension of all of the files that are going to use SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your website point to the proper files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will not take you more than a minute to activate Server Side Includes in case you have a semi-dedicated server package from our company. When you decide to activate this function, you will need to create an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain name or subdomain where you would like SSI to be enabled. In that file, you must copy and paste some code, which you can find in the FAQ article we have dedicated to SSI. You'll find the latter in the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't require any prior knowledge about this kind of matters. The only 2 things you ought to deal with are renaming all web pages that will utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and updating each of the links on your site, to make sure they point to the renamed files.