Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, which can be used to include the content of one file within a second file. It is employed predominantly with online content and it could help make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote displayed on various webpages on your site, for example, you can create a text file and replace the quote in it every day. All of the webpages where this file is included are going to display the updated quote, so you will not have to edit every one of them personally each time. SSI can also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current date and time. In this way, you may make your website seem much more professional and much more attractive to the site visitors. Pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

All of the Linux shared web hosting packages that we provide support Server Side Includes, so you're able to add dynamic components to any static website which you host on our cloud system. By making a blank .htaccess file and typing in several lines of code inside it, you are able to enable SSI for a domain or a subdomain. The file involved must be within the specific folder where you will use SSI you'll be able to find the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you don't need any coding expertise. The 24/7 technical support team shall also be able to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you aren't sure what to do. You should also remember to change the extension of all your files that will implement SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your website lead to the proper files.