Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, that is employed to add the content of one file inside a second file. It is used mostly with online content and it will make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote displayed on many pages within your website, for instance, you can create a text file and switch the quote inside it each day. All of the pages in which this file is included are going to show the updated quote, so you'll not need to change every one of them personally every time. SSI may also be used to include the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the present date and time. By doing this, you may make your site appear far more professional and much more appealing to the site visitors. Web pages that implement SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

Server Side Includes is featured on our innovative cloud hosting platform, so whatever the shared plan which you select, it's possible to utilize this function making your site more dynamic. All you will need to do is going to be set up a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain where you would like to use SSI and then include a handful of lines of code inside it. You won't need any coding skills though, as you're able simply just copy the needed code from our help section, or our technical support can assist you to enable SSI for any specific site. You just have to customize the extension of any html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to those webpages on the website are accurate.