Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, which can be used to incorporate the content of one file inside another file. It is employed mainly with online content and it can make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote displayed on several web pages within your site, for example, you can create a text file and switch the quote inside it daily. All pages in which this file is incorporated will display the modified quote, so you will not have to update them manually every time. SSI could also be used to contain the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for instance, the visitor'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 more appealing to the site visitors. Pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

All Linux shared packages that we offer support Server Side Includes, so that you can include dynamic elements to your static site which you host on our cloud platform. By setting up an empty .htaccess file and entering a few lines of code inside it, you can activate SSI for a domain or maybe a subdomain. The file concerned needs to be inside the exact folder where you are going to use SSI and you can also discover the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you don't need any coding experience. Our 24/7 technical support staff shall also be capable to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you aren't absolutely sure how to proceed. You should furthermore make sure to change the extension of all files which will use SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your site lead to the right files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes could be activated with ease with every semi-dedicated server plan that we offer and the whole process will take you under a minute and just a few clicks. You can activate SSI by making an empty .htaccess file in a domain or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP app of your choice, then typing in a few lines of code, that you will be able to get out of the SSI article within our thorough Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining after that will be to double-check if all of the web pages that shall make use of Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and to edit the links to different webpages on your site, to reflect the changes in the file extensions.