Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, which is used to incorporate the content of one file inside a second file. It is used principally with online content and it can make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on numerous pages within your website, as an example, you can create a text file and replace the quote inside it daily. All of the pages in which this file is included are going to display the modified quote, so you'll not have to alter all of them by hand each time. SSI can 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 maybe the current date and time. This way, you can make your internet site appear far more professional and much more attractive to the site visitors. Pages that use SSI get a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Web Hosting
You will be able to use Server Side Includes with all web hosting packages that we offer you and activate it independently for every single domain or subdomain inside of your hosting account. This can be done when using an .htaccess file, which should be positiioned in the folder where you want to use SSI and you have to type in a few lines of code in that file. You will find the code within our Knowledgebase section, so you can just copy it, since you do not need any programming capabilities to benefit from all capabilities that our solutions have. In case you have already built your site and you wish to employ Server Side Includes afterwards, you must ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, or else SSI won't work.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
Server Side Includes could be activated effortlessly with each semi-dedicated server plan that our company offers and the full process will take you only a minute and only a few clicks. You can enable SSI by making an empty .htaccess file inside a domain or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP program of your preference, then incorporating a couple of lines of code, that you will be able to get from the SSI article in our in depth Knowledgebase. The one thing left after that shall be to double-check if all web pages that shall use Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and then to modify the links to different pages on your website, to represent the changes in the file extensions.