Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, employed to incorporate the content of one file inside of a second file. It is utilized mainly with online content and it can help to make a static HTML website much more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote shown on a number of webpages within your website, for instance, you can create a text file and switch the quote inside it daily. All web pages in which this file is integrated will display the modified quote, so you will not need to alter them personally every time. SSI may also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the present date and time. In this manner, you may make your site look much more professional and much more appealing to the website visitors. Pages that implement SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

As our custom cloud hosting platform features Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to to make use of this function with all of the shared hosting packages that we offer and add dynamic content to your websites with a couple of clicks. SSI can be activated for each individual domain name or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the website folder with a few lines of code. Certainly, you do not have to become a developer for that as the needed code can be copied from the Help article that we have about Server Side Includes. If you wish to use this feature for your site, it's important to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all links on your website lead to the up to date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It shall not take you over a moment to enable Server Side Includes when you have a semi-dedicated server package from us. When you choose to activate this function, you have to create an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you would like SSI to be enabled. In that file, you have to copy some code, which you'll get in the FAQ article that we have devoted to SSI. You can get the latter within the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not require any previous experience with such matters. The only two things you should take care of are renaming all of pages that shall utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and updating all the links in your website, so they lead to the renamed files.