Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, employed to add the content of one file within another file. It is used mainly with online content and it can help make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote shown on numerous pages within your site, for instance, you can make a text file and replace the quote inside it each day. All the pages in which this file is incorporated are going to display the updated quote, so you will not have to alter all of them by hand every time. SSI could also be used to include the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current date and time. In this way, you can make your website seem far more professional and much more appealing to the visitors. Pages that implement SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

Server Side Includes is featured on our progressive cloud hosting system, so whatever the hosting plan that you select, it will be easy to make use of this function and make your website more dynamic. All you must do is to set up a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you wish to use SSI and after that include a number of lines of code inside. You will not require any kind of coding skills however, since you can simply just copy the needed code from our help section, or our tech support team can help you enable SSI for a specific website. You just have to customize the extension of any html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to those webpages on the site are appropriate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It won't take you over a minute to enable Server Side Includes when you've got a semi-dedicated server package from our company. If you decide to enable this feature, you have to create an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain or subdomain in which you need SSI to be enabled. In that file, you have to copy some code, which you'll get in the FAQ article we have dedicated to SSI. You'll find the latter within the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't require any prior knowledge about this kind of matters. The only 2 things you ought to take care of are renaming all of the web pages that shall use Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and changing all of the links in your site, in order that they lead to the renamed files.