Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, which is often used to include the content of one file inside another file. It is used typically with online content and it will help to make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote shown on multiple webpages within your website, for instance, you can make a text file and replace the quote within it daily. All pages where this file is included will display the updated quote, so you'll not have to edit every one of them personally every time. SSI can also be used to contain the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current time and date. This way, you can make your website appear much more professional and a lot more attractive to the visitors. Web pages that use SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our modern cloud hosting system, so whatever the Linux hosting which you choose, you'll be able to make use of this feature and make your site much more dynamic. Everything you need to do is to set up a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you would like to use SSI and then add a couple of lines of code in it. You simply won't require any kind of coding skills however, as you're able simply just copy the necessary code from the help section, or our tech support team can assist you to activate SSI for a specific website. You need to simply modify the extension of the html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to these web pages on the website are appropriate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes could be activated without any difficulty with each and every semi-dedicated server package that we provide and the whole process will take you just one minute and merely a couple of mouse clicks. You can activate SSI by setting up a blank .htaccess file within a domain or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP app of your preference, then adding a few lines of code, that you will be capable to get out of the SSI article in our complete Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining following that will be to double-check if all pages that shall use Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and to modify backlinks to different pages on your website, as a way to reflect the changes in the file extensions.