Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, which is used to incorporate the content of one file inside of a second file. It is utilized mostly with online content and it can help to make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote displayed on multiple web pages within your website, as an 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 display the modified quote, so you'll not have to modify every one of them by hand each time. SSI could also be used to contain the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current date and time. By doing this, you can make your website look far more professional and more attractive to the website visitors. Web pages that implement SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

Server Side Includes is available on our innovative cloud hosting system, so whatever the shared service you choose, you will be able to make use of this function and make your site more dynamic. All that you must do is to create a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain where you want to use SSI and then add a number of lines of code in it. You simply will not need any coding skills though, as you're able simply just copy the necessary code from the help section, or our tech support team can assist you enable SSI for any specific website. You need to simply customize the extension of the html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to those webpages on the website are appropriate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It won't take you more than a moment to activate Server Side Includes when you've got a semi-dedicated server package from us. When you decide to activate this feature, you need to make an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain name or subdomain where you want SSI to be active. In that file, you need to copy and paste some code, that you can find 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 don't require any previous experience with these types of matters. The only two things you should deal with are renaming all of the pages that shall use Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and bringing up-to-date every one of the links on your site, in order that they lead to the renamed files.