Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, which is often used to add the content of one file within a second file. It is utilized primarily with online content and it can help make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote displayed on numerous pages on your site, for example, you can create a text file and replace the quote in it every single day. All the web pages where this file is integrated are going to display the updated quote, so you'll not have to alter them personally every single time. SSI could also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or even the current date and time. This way, you may make your website look more professional and more appealing to the site visitors. Pages that use SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

Server Side Includes is featured on our modern cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the Linux website hosting package which you select, it will be easy to make use of this function making your site a lot more dynamic. All that you must do is to make a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you would like to use SSI and add a few lines of code inside. You'll 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 activate SSI for a given site. You just need to modify the extension of any html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to these webpages on the website are correct.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes may be enabled with no trouble with every single semi-dedicated server package that our company offers and the full process shall take you just one minute and just a number of mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by making an empty .htaccess file within a domain or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP program of your preference, then adding a number of lines of code, which you will be able to get from the SSI article in our complete Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining after that shall be to double-check if all pages that will use Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and then to update the links to different pages on your site, to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.