Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, that is employed to include the content of one file inside of a second file. It is utilized principally with online content and it can help make a static HTML website a lot more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote shown on a variety of webpages within your website, for instance, you can create a text file and replace the quote in it every single day. All of the web pages in which this file is incorporated are going to display the updated quote, so you will not need to change them manually every single time. SSI may also be used to contain the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current date and time. By doing this, you can make your website appear much more professional and much more attractive to the site visitors. Pages that employ SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

All of the Linux shared website hosting service that we offer you support Server Side Includes, so you're able to add dynamic components to your static website that you host on our cloud platform. By creating a blank .htaccess file and typing in a few lines of code inside, you're able to activate SSI for a domain or maybe a subdomain. The file concerned should be within the exact folder where you are going to use SSI and you will get the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you do not need any kind of coding practical experience. Our 24/7 tech support staff shall also be able to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you aren't confident what to do. You should also remember to change the extension of all of the 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 Servers

Server Side Includes may be activated without any problem with every single semi-dedicated server plan that we provide you with and the full process is going to take you just one minute and merely a number of clicks. You can enable SSI by making an empty .htaccess file inside a domain name or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP application of your choice, then incorporating a few lines of code, that you will be capable to get out of the SSI article within our comprehensive Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining after that shall be to double-check if all of the pages that shall use Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and to modify backlinks to different web pages on your website, so as to represent the changes in the file extensions.