Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, employed to incorporate the content of one file within a second file. It's utilized mainly with online content and it can make a static HTML site far more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote shown on a few pages on your website, for example, you can make a text file and switch the quote in it every single day. All pages where this file is integrated are going to show the modified quote, so you will not have to modify all of them manually every single time. SSI may also be used to contain the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current date and time. In this manner, you can make your website appear far more professional and much more appealing to the site visitors. Pages that implement SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our innovative cloud hosting system, so whatever the Linux shared web hosting that you pick, you'll be able to utilize this feature and make your site a lot more dynamic. Everything you must do will be to make a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you wish to use SSI and then add a few lines of code in it. You'll not need any kind of coding skills though, as you're able basically copy the needed code from our help section, or our tech support team can assist you to activate SSI for a specific website. You need to simply customize the extension of any html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to these pages on the website are appropriate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It shall not take you over a minute to enable Server Side Includes when you have a semi-dedicated server plan with us. If you decide to activate this function, you must make an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain or subdomain in which you would like SSI to be active. In that file, you have to copy some code, which you'll find in the FAQ article we have devoted to SSI. You can get the latter within the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't need any prior experience with these types of matters. The only two things you need to deal with are renaming all of the pages that shall utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and replacing all of the links in your website, in order that they lead to the updated files.