Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, used to add the content of one file inside of a second file. It is utilized predominantly with online content and it can make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote shown on various webpages on your website, for example, you can make a text file and replace the quote within it each day. All of the pages in which this file is integrated will show the updated quote, so you will not have to edit them personally each time. SSI can also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or the present time and date. In this manner, you may make your internet site appear more professional and a lot more appealing to the website visitors. Pages that employ SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all shared hosting plans that we offer you and enable it separately for every single domain name or subdomain in your own hosting account. This can be achieved when using an .htaccess file, which should be placed into the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you have to enter a couple of lines of code in that file. You'll find the code within our Knowledgebase area, so you can just copy and paste it, as you do not need any coding expertise to take advantage of all of the characteristics that our solutions contain. If you have currently built your website and you would like to employ Server Side Includes afterwards, you will need to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, or else SSI won't work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes could be enabled without difficulty with every semi-dedicated server plan that we provide and the entire process is going to take you just one minute and simply several mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by making an empty .htaccess file inside a domain name or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP program of your preference, then incorporating a few lines of code, which you will be able to get out of the SSI article in our complete Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining then will be to double-check if all of the pages that will use Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and to update the links to different pages on your site, so as to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.