Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, which can be used to add the content of one file inside of another file. It is employed predominantly with online content and it can help to make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote displayed on a few web pages within your site, for instance, you can make a text file and replace the quote inside it each day. All the webpages where this file is included are going to show the updated quote, so you will not need to update them manually every single time. SSI may also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for instance, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or the present date and time. In this way, you can make your website look a lot more professional and more attractive to the visitors. Pages that implement SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

It will be easy to use Server Side Includes with all of the shared hosting packages we provide and activate it individually for each and every domain name or subdomain inside of your hosting account. This can be done when using .htaccess file, which needs to be placed in the folder where you wish to use SSI and you have to enter a few lines of code in that file. You'll find the code inside our Knowledgebase area, so you can simply copy and paste it, since you do not need any coding expertise to benefit from all of the functions that our services have. If you have by now built your site and you would like to employ Server Side Includes later, you need to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, otherwise SSI won't work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes could be activated without any problem with every semi-dedicated server plan that we provide you with and the full process is going to take you under a minute and simply a number of clicks. You can enable 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 an FTP program of your choice, then incorporating a number of lines of code, that you will be capable to get out of the SSI article within our extensive Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining then will be to double-check if all of the pages that will make use of Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and then to alter the links to different pages on your website, so as to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.