Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, which can be used to include the content of one file inside a second file. It's employed mostly with online content and it can help make a static HTML site more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on various pages on your site, for example, you can create a text file and switch the quote inside it every single day. All of the web pages where this file is included are going to display the updated quote, so you'll not have to alter them by hand every time. SSI may also be used to include the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present time and date. This way, you can make your website look far more professional and a lot more appealing to the visitors. Pages that implement SSI use a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Hosting
It is possible to use Server Side Includes with all hosting packages that we offer and enable it individually for each domain or subdomain within your hosting account. This can be achieved when using an .htaccess file, which should be placed in the folder where you want to use SSI and you need to put a couple of lines of code in that file. You will find the code inside our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to simply copy it, since you do not need any coding expertise to benefit from all features that our solutions include. If you have currently built your website and you want to use Server Side Includes later on, you must make certain 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 Hosting
Server Side Includes may be activated in no time with each and every semi-dedicated server package that we provide and the full process shall take you less than a minute and merely a few clicks. You can enable SSI by setting up an empty .htaccess file within a domain name or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP application of your preference, then typing in a couple of lines of code, that you will be capable to get from the SSI article within our complete Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining after that is to double-check if all of the webpages that shall implement Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and then to update backlinks to different pages on your website, to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.