Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, which is used to include the content of one file within another file. It is utilized typically with online content and it will make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote displayed on a variety of webpages of your website, for example, you can make a text file and switch the quote inside it daily. All of the pages where this file is incorporated are going to show the modified quote, so you will not need to change all of them by hand every single time. SSI may also be used to include the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present date and time. By doing this, you can make your site appear far more professional and a lot more attractive to the site visitors. Web pages that employ SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

Server Side Includes is available on our modern cloud hosting system, so no matter the Linux shared website hosting package which you pick, it will be possible to make use of this feature making your site a lot more dynamic. Everything you must do will be to create a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you wish to use SSI and then include a number of lines of code inside. You won't need any kind of coding skills however, since you can just copy the needed code from the help section, or our tech support team can assist you to activate SSI for a specific website. You just have to customize the extension of any html file that will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to those webpages on the website are accurate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes can be activated without difficulty with each semi-dedicated server plan that our company offers and the full process is going to take you only a minute and just a few clicks. You can enable SSI by making an empty .htaccess file within a domain name or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP application of your preference, then typing in a number of lines of code, that you will be capable to get out of the SSI article in our extensive Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining then will be to double-check if all of the webpages that shall use Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and also to update backlinks to different pages on your website, to reflect the changes in the file extensions.