Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, which is used to add the content of one file within another file. It's utilized typically with online content and it could help make a static HTML site more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on a few web pages within your website, as an example, you can create a text file and switch the quote inside it each day. All of the webpages in which this file is integrated will show the modified quote, so you will not need to change all of them manually each time. SSI can also be used to include the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current date and time. By doing this, you can make your site appear much more professional and more attractive to the site visitors. Web pages that implement SSI use a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Hosting
You will be able to use Server Side Includes with all hosting packages that we offer and enable it individually for every domain name or subdomain in your hosting account. This can be accomplished by using an .htaccess file, which needs to be put into the folder where you wish to use SSI and you have to enter a few lines of code in that file. You can get the code inside our Knowledgebase section, so you can just copy and paste it, since you do not need any programming skills to take advantage of all of the characteristics that our services have. If you have by now built your website and you want to employ Server Side Includes later, you need to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, or else SSI won't work.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
It will not take you over a minute to enable Server Side Includes if you have a semi-dedicated server plan with our company. When you choose to activate this function, you have to create an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you would like SSI to be active. In that file, you need to copy some code, which you'll find in the FAQ article that we have devoted to SSI. You'll find the latter within the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not need any prior experience with these types of matters. The only 2 things you must deal with are renaming all of the web pages that will utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and changing each of the links on your website, so they lead to the renamed files.