Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, which is used to add the content of one file inside of another file. It's utilized mostly with online content and it could help to make a static HTML website a lot more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote displayed on a variety of webpages on your site, for instance, you can create a text file and replace the quote in it each day. All the web pages where this file is incorporated will display the updated quote, so you'll not have to update every one of them personally each time. SSI can also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or even the present date and time. In this way, you can make your internet site seem far more professional and a lot more attractive to the site visitors. Web pages that use SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

It will be easy to use Server Side Includes with all of the web hosting plans we offer and activate it individually for each domain name or subdomain inside your hosting account. This can be accomplished with an .htaccess file, which needs to be put into the folder where you wish to use SSI and you need to enter a few lines of code in that file. You can get the code in our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to simply just copy and paste it, since you don't need any coding knowledge to benefit from all characteristics that our solutions include. In case you have currently built your website and you would like to employ Server Side Includes later, you will need to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, otherwise SSI is not going to work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It shall not take you more than a minute to activate Server Side Includes when you've got a semi-dedicated server plan with our company. When you decide to enable this function, you need to set up an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you want SSI to be active. In that file, you must copy some code, that you can see in the FAQ article that we have devoted to SSI. You can find the latter within the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not need any previous knowledge about this kind of things. The only 2 things you ought to deal with are renaming all pages that will employ Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and editing each of the links on your site, so they lead to the updated files.