Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, used to incorporate the content of one file inside another file. It's used principally with online content and it can make a static HTML website a lot more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote displayed on a number of pages within your site, for instance, you can make a text file and switch the quote inside it every single day. All of the webpages where this file is incorporated will show the updated quote, so you'll not have to modify all of them by hand every single time. SSI can also be used to include the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or the present time and date. In this manner, you may make your website seem much more professional and more appealing to the website visitors. Pages that implement SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

You'll be able to use Server Side Includes with all of the shared hosting packages that we offer you and enable it independently for each domain or subdomain inside of your hosting account. This can be accomplished with an .htaccess file, which should be put into the folder in which you want to use SSI and you need to enter a few lines of code in that file. You will find the code within our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to just copy and paste it, since you don't need any coding knowledge to take advantage of all capabilities that our solutions incorporate. If you have by now built your site and you wish to use Server Side Includes later, you have to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, otherwise SSI won't work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It won't take you more than a minute to activate Server Side Includes in case you have a semi-dedicated server package with our company. When you choose to enable this feature, you will need to set up an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you want SSI to be enabled. In this file, you must copy and paste some code, that you can find in the FAQ article that we have devoted to SSI. You can find the latter within the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't require any prior knowledge about these types of matters. The only 2 things you ought to take care of are renaming all of the web pages that will employ Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and updating all the links in your site, to make sure they point to the updated files.