Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, which is used to include the content of one file within a second file. It's used mainly with online content and it can help to make a static HTML website a lot more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on a few pages on your website, as an example, you can create a text file and replace the quote within it each day. All webpages where this file is included are going to show the updated quote, so you will not have to change every one of them manually every time. SSI could also be used to contain the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or the current time and date. In this manner, you may make your internet site look a lot more professional and a lot more appealing to the website visitors. Web pages that implement SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

All Linux web hosting packages that we offer you support Server Side Includes, so you can incorporate dynamic elements to any static site that you host on our cloud platform. By creating an empty .htaccess file and adding some lines of code within it, you're able to activate SSI for a domain or a subdomain. The file involved should be within the particular folder where you are going to use SSI you'll be able to get the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you don't need any kind of coding knowledge. The 24/7 technical support staff shall also be capable to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you aren't certain what to do. You should additionally make sure to change the extension of all of the files which will make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your website point to the appropriate files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes could be activated with no trouble with every single semi-dedicated server package that our company offers and the whole process is going to take you just one minute and merely a number of clicks. You can enable SSI by making a blank .htaccess file inside a domain name or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP program of your preference, then adding a number of lines of code, that you will be able to get out of the SSI article in our extensive Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining after that shall be to double-check if all of the web pages that will implement Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and to alter the links to different pages on your website, as a way to represent the modifications in the file extensions.