Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, which can be used to add the content of one file inside a second file. It's utilized mostly with online content and it can make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote shown on a number of webpages on your site, as an example, you can create a text file and switch the quote within it every day. All the pages in which this file is integrated will show the updated quote, so you will not need to change all of them manually each time. SSI could also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or even the present time and date. In this manner, you may make your website seem a lot more professional and much more appealing to the site visitors. Web pages that employ SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

Server Side Includes is present on our innovative cloud hosting system, so no matter the shared web hosting service which you select, it will be easy to make use of this function and make your site a lot more dynamic. All that you must do is to create a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you want to use SSI and after that add a handful of lines of code inside. You won't require any kind of coding skills though, as you can just copy the necessary code from the help section, or our technical support can assist you to enable SSI for a specified site. You need to simply modify the extension of the html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to those webpages on the site are appropriate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It won't take you over a minute to activate Server Side Includes when you've got a semi-dedicated server package from our company. If you decide to activate this feature, you need to make an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you want SSI to be active. In this file, you need to copy and paste some code, that you can see in the FAQ article we have devoted to SSI. You can get the latter in the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't need any previous experience with such matters. The only 2 things you must deal with are renaming all webpages that shall employ Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and updating all the links on your site, to ensure that they point to the renamed files.