Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, employed to add the content of one file inside a second file. It's used principally with online content and it could help to make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on various webpages of your website, as an example, you can create a text file and replace the quote within it each day. All of the web pages in which this file is incorporated are going to display the modified quote, so you will not need to edit them manually every time. SSI could also be used to include the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current time and date. This way, you can make your site appear far more professional and a lot more appealing to the website visitors. Pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

All of the Linux shared web hosting packages that we offer support Server Side Includes, so you can include dynamic elements to any static website that you host on our cloud platform. By setting up a clear .htaccess file and typing in several lines of code within it, you'll be able to enable SSI for a domain or maybe a subdomain. The file concerned must be in the exact folder where you will make use of SSI you'll be able to discover the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you don't need any coding expertise. Our 24/7 tech support staff shall also be capable to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you are not certain what to do. You should additionally make sure to change the extension of all files that are going to implement SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your website lead to the proper files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes may be enabled without any problem with every semi-dedicated server package that we provide you with and the full process shall take you only a minute and only a number of clicks. You can enable SSI by making a blank .htaccess file in a domain name or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP application of your choosing, then adding a few lines of code, which you'll be able to get out of the SSI article in our complete Knowledgebase. The only thing left then will be to double-check if all of the web pages that will implement Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and to alter the links to different pages on your site, as a way to represent the changes in the file extensions.