Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, employed to add the content of one file inside another file. It's used mainly with online content and it could help to make a static HTML website a lot more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on several web pages within your site, as an example, you can make a text file and replace the quote within it daily. All the pages where this file is integrated are going to display the modified quote, so you'll not have to alter all of them personally every time. SSI may also be used to include the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current date and time. In this manner, you can make your internet site look much more professional and much more attractive to the website visitors. Pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our modern cloud hosting system, so no matter the Linux web hosting service you select, you will be able to make use of this feature and make your website a lot more dynamic. Everything you have to do will be to make a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain in which you want to use SSI and include a number of lines of code in it. You won't require any coding skills though, as you can simply just copy the necessary code from our help section, or our technical support can assist you enable SSI for any specified website. You just need to change the extension of the html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to these web pages on the website are appropriate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It won't take you more than a minute to enable Server Side Includes if you have a semi-dedicated server package through our company. When you choose to enable this function, you need to set up an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain name or subdomain where you would like SSI to be active. In that file, you must copy and paste some code, that you can get in the FAQ article that we have dedicated to SSI. You'll find the latter inside the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't require any prior experience with this kind of matters. The only 2 things you need to deal with are renaming all of the webpages that shall employ Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and editing every one of the links on your website, to make sure they lead to the renamed files.