Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, which is used to incorporate the content of one file inside of a second file. It's employed typically with online content and it can help make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote displayed on a few web pages on your site, for instance, you can create a text file and switch the quote within it each day. All of the webpages where this file is included are going to display the modified quote, so you will not have to modify all of them manually each time. SSI may also be used to include the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or the current time and date. By doing this, you may make your site seem a lot more professional and much more appealing to the site visitors. Pages that implement SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

All the Linux website hosting services that we provide support Server Side Includes, so that you can add dynamic elements to your static site that you host on our cloud system. By creating a blank .htaccess file and entering some lines of code within it, you'll be able to enable SSI for a domain name or a subdomain. The file concerned needs to be in the particular folder where you are going to use SSI and you'll get the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you do not need any kind of coding experience. The 24/7 tech support crew shall also be in a position to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you are not sure how to proceed. You should furthermore remember to change the extension of all your files which will make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your site point to the proper files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes could be activated without any difficulty with every single semi-dedicated server package that we provide you with and the entire process is going to take you only a minute and just a few mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by making a blank .htaccess file in a domain or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP application of your choosing, then typing in a couple of lines of code, which you'll be capable to copy from the SSI article within our thorough Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining then will be to double-check if all of the webpages that will use Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and to modify backlinks to different web pages on your site, as a way to represent the changes in the file extensions.