Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, which is used to incorporate the content of one file inside a second file. It's used typically with online content and it will make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote shown on a variety of webpages of your site, for example, you can create a text file and replace the quote within it every single day. All the pages in which this file is integrated are going to show the modified quote, so you'll not have to modify every one of them by hand each time. SSI could also be used to include the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or the present time and date. By doing this, you can make your site appear far more professional and more appealing to the site visitors. Web pages that employ SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

Server Side Includes is featured on our modern cloud hosting system, so regardless of the web hosting plan you choose, it will be easy to make use of this feature and make your website a lot more dynamic. All that you have to do will be to set up a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you want to use SSI and include a number of lines of code inside it. You won't require any kind of coding skills though, since you can simply just copy the necessary code from our help section, or our tech support team can assist you to enable SSI for any specific site. You need to simply modify the extension of the html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to these webpages on the site are appropriate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will not take you over a minute to enable Server Side Includes when you have a semi-dedicated server package from us. When you choose to activate this feature, you will need to make an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain or subdomain in which you want SSI to be enabled. In that file, you need to copy and paste some code, which you'll see in the FAQ article we have devoted to SSI. You will find the latter within the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not need any previous experience with this kind of matters. The only two things you should deal with are renaming all web pages that will utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and changing every one of the links on your site, to ensure that they lead to the renamed files.