Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, which can be used to add the content of one file within a second file. It is employed mainly with online content and it could help make a static HTML site far more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on various webpages within your website, for instance, you can make a text file and replace the quote in it daily. All the webpages in which this file is integrated will display the updated quote, so you will not need to edit every one of them by hand every single time. SSI may also be used to include the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present date and time. In this way, you may make your site appear more professional and a lot more appealing to the visitors. Pages that implement SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

All the Linux shared website hosting that we provide support Server Side Includes, so you're able to include dynamic elements to your static website that you host on our cloud platform. By creating an empty .htaccess file and adding a couple of lines of code inside, you are able to activate SSI for a domain name or a subdomain. The file concerned must be within the specific folder where you will make use of SSI and you will discover the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you don't need any coding experience. The 24/7 technical support staff shall also be able to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you aren't absolutely sure what to do. You should also remember to change the extension of all files that are going to make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your website point to the appropriate files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes could be activated in no time with each semi-dedicated server plan that we provide you with and the entire process shall take you only a minute and merely a couple of clicks. You can activate SSI by setting up an empty .htaccess file inside a domain or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP application of your choosing, then adding a number of lines of code, which you'll be capable to get from the SSI article within our detailed Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining then shall be to double-check if all of the pages that shall implement Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and to alter the links to different pages on your site, to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.