Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, employed to add the content of one file inside another file. It is employed typically with online content and it will make a static HTML website much more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote displayed on several webpages on your site, as an example, you can make a text file and switch the quote inside it every single day. All the webpages in which this file is included are going to show the updated quote, so you will not have to modify all of them personally every time. SSI can also be used to include the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or even the current time and date. This way, you may make your internet site appear much more professional and more appealing to the site visitors. Pages that implement SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

You'll be able to use Server Side Includes with all of the shared hosting plans that we offer and enable it separately for every single domain name or subdomain in your hosting account. This can be achieved when using .htaccess file, which should be placed into the folder where you want to use SSI and you have to put a few lines of code in that file. You can see the code inside our Knowledgebase area, so you can just copy it, as you do not need any programming knowledge to benefit from all functions that our solutions contain. In case you have already built your website and you would like to employ Server Side Includes afterwards, you need to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, or else SSI will not work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It shall not take you over a minute to enable Server Side Includes when you have a semi-dedicated server package with our company. When you decide to activate this feature, you must set up an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain or subdomain in which you need SSI to be active. In that file, you have to copy some code, which you'll see in the FAQ article we have dedicated to SSI. You can get the latter inside the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not require any previous knowledge about these types of matters. The only 2 things you must deal with are renaming all of the webpages that will utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and updating all of the links on your website, in order that they lead to the renamed files.