Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, which is often used to include the content of one file within a second file. It is employed typically with online content and it could make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote displayed on various pages of your site, for instance, you can create a text file and switch the quote in it each day. All of the pages in which this file is incorporated will show the updated quote, so you'll not need to modify them personally every single time. SSI may also be used to contain the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current time and date. This way, you may make your website look more professional and much more attractive to the site visitors. Web pages that use SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

All Linux shared website hosting we provide support Server Side Includes, so you can include dynamic elements to your static site which you host on our cloud system. By making a clear .htaccess file and entering some lines of code in it, you're able to enable SSI for a domain or perhaps a subdomain. The file involved needs to be within the specific folder where you will make use of SSI and you can also find the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you don't need any coding experience. Our 24/7 technical support staff shall also be capable to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you aren't confident what to do. You should furthermore make sure to change the extension of all your files that will implement SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your site lead to the right files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes could be activated with no trouble with each and every semi-dedicated server package that our company offers and the whole process shall take you under a minute and only a few mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by making a blank .htaccess file inside a domain or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP app of your choosing, then incorporating a couple of lines of code, that you will be capable to get out of the SSI article within our extensive Knowledgebase. The one thing left after that will be to double-check if all web pages that will implement Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and to modify the links to different webpages on your website, to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.