Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, which is often used to incorporate the content of one file inside of a second file. It's utilized primarily with online content and it could help to make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote displayed on various webpages of your site, for example, you can make a text file and replace the quote inside it each day. All of the web pages where this file is integrated are going to display the modified quote, so you'll not have to alter them personally every time. SSI could also be used to include the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present date and time. In this manner, you may make your website appear a lot more professional and much more appealing to the site visitors. Pages that use SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

You'll be able to use Server Side Includes with all hosting plans that we offer you and enable it separately for every single domain or subdomain inside your hosting account. This can be achieved when using .htaccess file, which needs to be placed in the folder where you want to use SSI and you have to put a couple of lines of code in that file. You can find the code within our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to just copy and paste it, as you do not need any coding skills to take advantage of all characteristics that our services contain. If you have by now built your website and you wish to employ Server Side Includes later on, you must ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, or else SSI won't work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will not take you more than a moment to activate Server Side Includes in case you have a semi-dedicated server plan with us. If you decide to activate this feature, you must create an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain name or subdomain in which 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 we have devoted to SSI. You will find the latter in the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't require any previous knowledge about this kind of things. The only two things you ought to take care of are renaming all of the pages that shall use Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and replacing all of the links on your website, to make sure they lead to the renamed files.