Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, which can be used to include the content of one file inside another file. It is employed mainly with online content and it can help to make a static HTML site more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on a variety of webpages within your website, for instance, you can create a text file and switch the quote inside it every day. All pages where this file is included are going to display the updated quote, so you will not need to alter them manually each time. SSI could also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the present date and time. In this way, you may make your site appear a lot more professional and much more appealing to the site visitors. Web pages that use SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

All Linux shared hosting we offer you support Server Side Includes, so that you can add dynamic components to any static site which you host on our cloud platform. By creating an empty .htaccess file and typing in several lines of code within it, you're able to enable SSI for a domain name or perhaps a subdomain. The file in question must be in the particular folder where you will use SSI and you'll see the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you don't need any coding practical experience. Our 24/7 technical support team will also be in a position to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you aren't sure what to do. You should furthermore make sure to change the extension of all of the files which will use SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your website lead to the proper files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes can be enabled in no time with each semi-dedicated server plan that we offer and the whole process shall take you under a minute and only a couple of mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by creating an empty .htaccess file in a domain or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP app of your preference, then adding a few lines of code, which you'll be capable to get from the SSI article within our comprehensive Knowledgebase. The only thing left after that will be to double-check if all webpages that shall make use of Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and then to edit backlinks to different web pages on your site, to represent the modifications in the file extensions.