Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, which can be used to include the content of one file inside a second file. It is employed primarily with online content and it could help to make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote displayed on a variety of pages on your website, for example, you can make a text file and switch the quote within it each day. All webpages where this file is integrated will show the modified quote, so you will not need to alter them manually each time. SSI could also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present time and date. In this way, you may make your internet site look much more professional and a lot more attractive to the visitors. Pages that implement SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

It is possible to use Server Side Includes with all of the shared hosting packages that we offer you and enable it separately for each and every domain or subdomain in your own hosting account. This can be accomplished by using an .htaccess file, which needs to be positiioned in the folder in which you want to use SSI and you need to enter a few lines of code in that file. You can see the code within our Knowledgebase area, so you can simply copy and paste it, since you do not need any coding expertise to take advantage of all features that our solutions come with. If you have currently built your website and you want to use Server Side Includes afterwards, you must ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, or else SSI will not work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It shall not take you more than a minute to activate Server Side Includes in case you have a semi-dedicated server plan with our company. When you choose to activate this function, you must make an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain or subdomain where you want SSI to be active. In that file, you must copy some code, that you can find in the FAQ article we have dedicated to SSI. You will find the latter in the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't require any prior knowledge about this kind of matters. The only 2 things you must deal with are renaming all pages that shall utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and replacing each of the links on your website, to make sure they point to the updated files.