Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, used to incorporate the content of one file within a second file. It is used mainly with online content and it will help make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote shown on several pages of your website, as an example, you can make a text file and switch the quote within it every single day. All of the webpages in which this file is included will display the updated quote, so you will not have to alter all of them manually every time. SSI can also be used to contain the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current date and time. In this way, you can make your internet site appear far more professional and more appealing to the website visitors. Pages that employ SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

All Linux website hosting packages that we offer support Server Side Includes, so that you can incorporate dynamic components to any static site that you host on our cloud platform. By creating a blank .htaccess file and adding a few lines of code in it, you'll be able to activate SSI for a domain or perhaps a subdomain. The file involved must be in the specific folder where you will use SSI and you will discover the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you don't need any coding expertise. The 24/7 technical support team will also be in a position to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you aren't sure what to do. You should also make sure to change the extension of all files that will make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your site point to the correct files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes can be enabled easily with each semi-dedicated server plan that our company offers and the full process will take you just one minute and simply a few clicks. You can enable SSI by making an empty .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 choice, then adding a number of lines of code, which you'll be able to copy out of the SSI article inside our thorough Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining following that shall be to double-check if all webpages that shall use Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and also to edit backlinks to different pages on your website, to represent the changes in the file extensions.