Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, which is often used to incorporate the content of one file inside of a second file. It is used principally with online content and it could help make a static HTML website a lot more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on a few webpages on your site, for instance, you can create a text file and switch the quote inside it each day. All of the pages where this file is integrated will show the updated quote, so you will not have to update every one of them personally every single time. SSI could also be used to contain the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present date and time. By doing this, you may make your internet site look a lot more professional and much more attractive to the website visitors. Pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our innovative cloud hosting system, so whatever the shared hosting you pick, it's possible to utilize this feature making your website a lot more dynamic. All you will need to do is to make a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you want to use SSI and add a couple of lines of code inside. You simply will not require any coding skills though, as you can just copy the necessary code from the help section, or our tech support team can assist you to enable SSI for a specified site. You need to simply modify the extension of any html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to these web pages on the site are appropriate.