Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, which can be used to add the content of one file within a second file. It's employed predominantly with online content and it will help to make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on numerous web pages of your site, for example, you can create a text file and switch the quote in it each day. All pages in which this file is included are going to show the updated quote, so you'll not need to alter them manually every single time. SSI may also be used to contain the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current date and time. In this manner, you can make your internet site seem much more professional and a lot more appealing to the visitors. Pages that employ SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

Server Side Includes is featured on our modern cloud hosting system, so no matter the Linux website hosting that you select, it will be possible to utilize this function making your website a lot more dynamic. Everything you have to do is going to be set up a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you wish to use SSI and then include a handful of lines of code inside. You won't need any kind of coding skills however, as you're able to basically copy the necessary code from the help section, or our tech support team can assist you activate SSI for a specific website. You just have to change the extension of the html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to those pages on the website are correct.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It won't take you over a moment to enable Server Side Includes if you have a semi-dedicated server package with our company. When you decide to activate this feature, you will need to create 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 some code, which you'll see in the FAQ article we have devoted to SSI. You can find the latter in the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not need any previous knowledge about these types of matters. The only two things you must take care of are renaming all web pages that shall employ Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and editing all of the links in your website, so that they point to the renamed files.