Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, which can be used to include the content of one file inside a second file. It is used primarily with online content and it will help make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote displayed on a few webpages on your website, as an example, you can create a text file and switch the quote inside it every single day. All webpages in which this file is integrated are going to display the modified quote, so you'll not have to update every one of them manually every single time. SSI may also be used to contain the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the present time and date. In this manner, you may make your internet site appear more professional and a lot more appealing to the visitors. Pages that implement SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

You'll be able to use Server Side Includes with all of the shared website hosting packages we offer you and enable it separately for each domain name or subdomain inside your hosting account. This can be accomplished by using an .htaccess file, which should be put into the folder where you want to use SSI and you have to enter a couple of lines of code in that file. You can get the code within our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to simply copy and paste it, since you don't need any coding expertise to benefit from all characteristics that our solutions incorporate. In case you have currently built your site and you wish to employ Server Side Includes later, you will need to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, otherwise SSI won't work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It shall not take you more than a moment to activate Server Side Includes when you've got a semi-dedicated server plan with us. When you decide to activate this feature, you will need to create an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain name or subdomain where you would like SSI to be enabled. In that file, you have to copy and paste 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 require any previous knowledge of this kind of matters. The only 2 things you ought to deal with are renaming all web pages that will utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and changing all of the links on your site, so that they lead to the updated files.