Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, which is used to include the content of one file inside a second file. It is employed primarily with online content and it could help make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on multiple pages within your website, as an example, you can create a text file and switch the quote inside it every single day. All of the web pages where this file is included are going to display the modified quote, so you'll not need to edit all of them manually each time. SSI may also be used to include the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or even the current time and date. In this manner, you may make your internet site seem more professional and more attractive to the site visitors. Pages that use SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

Server Side Includes is available on our progressive cloud hosting platform, so no matter the shared hosting that you choose, you'll be able to utilize this feature making your site more dynamic. All you must do is going to be make a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you want to use SSI and include a handful of lines of code inside it. You simply won't need any kind of coding skills however, as you can basically copy the necessary code from the help section, or our technical support can assist you enable SSI for any given website. You just have to modify the extension of any html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to those web pages on the website are accurate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes can be enabled without difficulty with each and every semi-dedicated server plan that we provide you with and the full process shall take you just one minute and simply a number of clicks. You can enable SSI by making an empty .htaccess file in a domain or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP application of your choosing, then adding a few lines of code, which you will be capable to get out of the SSI article in our complete Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining then is to double-check if all of the webpages that shall implement Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and then to edit backlinks to different web pages on your site, to represent the changes in the file extensions.