Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, that is employed to add the content of one file within another file. It is used predominantly with online content and it can help make a static HTML site far more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote displayed on a few webpages of your site, for instance, you can make a text file and switch the quote inside it daily. All of the web pages in which this file is incorporated will show the updated quote, so you will not have to alter every one of them personally every time. SSI can also be used to include the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present time and date. By doing this, you may make your internet site seem far more professional and more appealing to the site visitors. Pages that implement SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

All Linux shared web hosting plans we provide support Server Side Includes, so that you can add dynamic elements to your static site which you host on our cloud system. By setting up a blank .htaccess file and typing in a few lines of code in it, you can enable SSI for a domain name or maybe a subdomain. The file involved should be within the particular folder where you will use SSI and you'll get the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you do not need any kind of coding experience. The 24/7 tech support team will also be in a position to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you are not certain what to do. You should also make sure to modify the extension of all files that are going to implement SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your website lead to the correct files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes can be enabled with no trouble with every semi-dedicated server package that our company offers and the entire process will take you just one minute and just a few clicks. You can activate SSI by setting up an empty .htaccess file within a domain name or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP application of your choosing, then adding a number of 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 will be to double-check if all pages that shall implement Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and also to change the links to different pages on your website, to reflect the changes in the file extensions.