Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, used to add the content of one file within a second file. It is utilized predominantly with online content and it could help make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote displayed on many web pages of your website, for instance, you can make a text file and switch the quote inside it each day. All of the pages where this file is included are going to show the updated quote, so you'll not need to alter them manually every time. SSI could also be used to include the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current time and date. This way, you can make your website look more professional and much more appealing to the website visitors. Web pages that employ SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our innovative cloud hosting system, so regardless of the Linux web hosting you select, you will be able to utilize this function making your site more dynamic. Everything you must do will be to create a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain where you would like to use SSI and add a handful of lines of code in it. You will not require any coding skills however, as you're able simply just copy the necessary code from our help section, or our technical support can help you activate SSI for a given website. You need to simply customize the extension of any html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to those webpages on the site are correct.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It won't take you more than a minute to enable Server Side Includes when you have a semi-dedicated server package with us. When you choose to activate this feature, you have to make an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain or subdomain where you would like SSI to be active. In that file, you must copy some code, that you can get in the FAQ article we have dedicated to SSI. You can get the latter in the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't require any prior experience with this kind of matters. The only two things you ought to deal with are renaming all pages that shall employ Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and replacing every one of the links on your website, in order that they point to the renamed files.