Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, which is often used to include the content of one file inside another file. It's utilized typically with online content and it will make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote displayed on numerous pages of your website, for example, you can create a text file and switch the quote within it daily. All the webpages where this file is included will show the updated quote, so you'll not need to change all of them personally every single time. SSI could also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current time and date. This way, you can make your internet site seem more professional and a lot more attractive to the website visitors. Web pages that implement SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

All shared website hosting we provide support Server Side Includes, so you're able to incorporate dynamic components to your static site which you host on our cloud platform. By setting up a clear .htaccess file and entering a few lines of code in it, you can activate SSI for a domain or a subdomain. The file in question should be within the exact folder where you will make use of SSI and you can get the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you don't need any kind of coding knowledge. The 24/7 tech support crew shall also be capable to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you're not sure what to do. You should additionally make sure to change the extension of all of the files which will implement SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your site point to the appropriate files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It shall not take you over a moment to enable Server Side Includes if you have a semi-dedicated server plan through our company. When you decide to activate this function, you must set up an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain or subdomain in which you want SSI to be enabled. In this file, you need to copy some code, which you'll find in the FAQ article that we have dedicated to SSI. You can find the latter within the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not require any prior knowledge about this kind of things. The only two things you ought to take care of are renaming all of the pages that will utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and changing all of the links in your website, to make sure they lead to the renamed files.