Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, that is employed to incorporate the content of one file inside a second file. It is used predominantly with online content and it can help make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote displayed on numerous pages of your website, as an example, you can make a text file and replace the quote inside it every single day. All webpages in which this file is included will show the modified quote, so you will not need to alter them personally every time. SSI may also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current time and date. By doing this, you may make your website appear more professional and a lot more attractive to the visitors. Pages that use SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our modern cloud hosting platform, so whatever the Linux hosting package that you select, it will be possible to use this feature making your website more dynamic. All that you have to do is to create a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain where you would like to use SSI and after that add a number of lines of code inside. You simply will not need any kind of coding skills however, as you're able to just copy the necessary code from our help section, or our tech support team can assist you activate SSI for a specific website. You need to simply change the extension of the html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to these web pages on the website are accurate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes could be enabled effortlessly with every single semi-dedicated server plan that our company offers and the whole process will take you just one minute and only several clicks. You can activate SSI by setting up an empty .htaccess file within a domain name or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP app of your preference, then typing in a few lines of code, which you'll be capable to copy out of the SSI article within our in depth Knowledgebase. The one thing left then will be to double-check if all of the pages that will implement Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and to change backlinks to different pages on your website, as a way to represent the modifications in the file extensions.