Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, that is employed to include the content of one file inside a second file. It's employed predominantly with online content and it can help to make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on a few pages of your website, for example, you can make a text file and replace the quote inside it every single day. All of the web pages in which this file is included are going to show the updated quote, so you will not need to modify every one of them by hand every time. SSI can also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current time and date. In this manner, you may make your internet site appear far more professional and much more appealing to the website visitors. Web pages that implement SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

It will be easy to use Server Side Includes with all shared web hosting plans we offer and activate it separately for every single domain name or subdomain inside of your hosting account. This can be accomplished by utilizing an .htaccess file, which needs to be put into the folder where you want to use SSI and you need to enter a few lines of code in that file. You will find the code inside our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to just copy and paste it, since you do not need any programming skills to take advantage of all capabilities that our services contain. In case you have by now built your website and you wish to employ Server Side Includes later on, you need to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, or else SSI will not work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It shall not take you more than a minute to enable Server Side Includes when you have a semi-dedicated server plan from us. When you decide to activate this feature, you have to create an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain or subdomain where you would like SSI to be active. In that file, you must copy and paste some code, which you can see in the FAQ article we have devoted to SSI. You can get the latter within the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not require any previous experience with such things. The only two things you need to take care of are renaming all of web pages that will employ Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and replacing all the links on your website, so that they point to the renamed files.