Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, which is used to include the content of one file inside of a second file. It is used primarily with online content and it will make a static HTML site far more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote shown on many webpages within your site, as an example, you can make a text file and replace the quote in it daily. All the webpages in which this file is included will show the updated quote, so you'll not need to modify all of them by hand every single time. SSI may also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the present date and time. In this manner, you can make your website appear a lot more professional and more appealing to the site visitors. Web pages that use SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

You will be able to use Server Side Includes with all website hosting packages we offer and enable it independently for each and every domain name or subdomain within your hosting account. This can be achieved by using an .htaccess file, which should be placed in the folder where you want to use SSI and you need to put a couple of lines of code in that file. You can find the code within our Knowledgebase section, so you can simply copy it, as you do not need any programming expertise to benefit from all features that our services come with. In case you have already built your website and you wish to use Server Side Includes afterwards, you must ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, otherwise SSI is not going to work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes may be enabled without any difficulty with each and every semi-dedicated server package that we provide and the whole process is going to take you only a minute and only several mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by creating a blank .htaccess file within a domain or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP app of your preference, then incorporating a few lines of code, that you will be capable to get out of the SSI article within our detailed Knowledgebase. The only thing left following that is to double-check if all of the web pages that shall implement Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and to edit backlinks to different web pages on your site, as a way to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.