Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, employed to add the content of one file inside of a second file. It's utilized primarily with online content and it will help to make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote displayed on several pages on your site, for instance, you can make a text file and replace the quote within it each day. All web pages in which this file is integrated will show the modified quote, so you'll not need to edit all of them personally every time. SSI may also be used to include the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current time and date. In this manner, you can make your site look much more professional and much more attractive to the website visitors. Pages that implement SSI have a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Web Hosting
You'll be able to use Server Side Includes with all of the web hosting plans that we offer and enable it individually for each domain name or subdomain inside of your hosting account. This can be achieved with an .htaccess file, which should be placed in the folder where you wish to use SSI and you need to enter a couple of lines of code in that file. You can find the code inside our Knowledgebase section, so you can simply copy it, since you don't need any programming expertise to benefit from all of the capabilities that our solutions contain. If you have by now built your site and you want to employ Server Side Includes afterwards, you will need to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, otherwise SSI is not going to work.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Server Side Includes could be activated without any problem with each and every semi-dedicated server plan that we provide and the whole process will take you less than a minute and merely a few clicks. You can activate SSI by making an empty .htaccess file within a domain or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP application of your choosing, then typing in a couple of lines of code, which you will be capable to get from the SSI article within our extensive Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining after that shall be to double-check if all webpages that will implement Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and to alter backlinks to different webpages on your site, as a way to reflect the changes in the file extensions.