Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, employed to add the content of one file within a second file. It's utilized predominantly with online content and it will make a static HTML site more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote displayed on multiple pages of your website, as an example, you can create a text file and switch the quote within it each day. All the web pages in which this file is integrated will show the updated quote, so you'll not have to update every one of them personally each time. SSI can also be used to include the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or even the present date and time. In this manner, you may make your website seem far more professional and much more appealing to the visitors. Pages that use SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all of the hosting plans that we offer you and activate it independently for each and every domain or subdomain in your own hosting account. You can do this by using an .htaccess file, which should be put into the folder where you want to use SSI and you have to enter a few lines of code in that file. You will find the code in our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to just copy and paste it, since you don't need any coding expertise to benefit from all of the characteristics that our solutions include. If you have currently built your site and you want to use Server Side Includes afterwards, you need to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, or else SSI will not work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It shall not take you more than a minute to activate Server Side Includes if you have a semi-dedicated server package with us. When you choose to activate this feature, you will need to make an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain name or subdomain where you want SSI to be enabled. In that file, you have to copy and paste some code, which you'll get in the FAQ article we have dedicated to SSI. You can get the latter in the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not require any prior knowledge about such things. The only two things you should deal with are renaming all of the pages that will use Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and editing all the links on your site, to make sure they lead to the renamed files.