Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, which can be used to incorporate the content of one file inside of another file. It's utilized principally with online content and it could help make a static HTML site more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote shown on many web pages within your website, for instance, you can make a text file and replace the quote in it each day. All the pages in which this file is integrated will display the updated quote, so you will not need to update every one of them personally each time. SSI may also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the present time and date. This way, you may make your website look far more professional and much more attractive to the website visitors. Web pages that use SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

All the website hosting that we provide support Server Side Includes, so you're able to include dynamic elements to your static website that you host on our cloud platform. By making an empty .htaccess file and typing in a couple of lines of code inside, you're able to enable SSI for a domain or maybe a subdomain. The file involved needs to be inside the exact folder where you will make use of SSI and you will discover the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you do not need any coding expertise. Our 24/7 tech support team will also be capable to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you aren't absolutely sure what to do. You should furthermore make sure to modify the extension of all your files that are going to implement SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your site point to the proper files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes could be activated with ease with every single semi-dedicated server package that we provide you with and the full process is going to take you just one minute and just a number of mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by setting up an empty .htaccess file in a domain name or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP application of your choice, then incorporating a number of lines of code, which you'll be able to get from the SSI article in our in depth Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining then will be to double-check if all webpages that will implement Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and then to edit backlinks to different pages on your website, in order to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.