Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, that is employed to incorporate the content of one file within another file. It is employed principally with online content and it will help to make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on many webpages on your website, for instance, you can make a text file and replace the quote in it every day. All the webpages in which this file is integrated will display the modified quote, so you'll not have to edit all of them manually every time. SSI could also be used to include the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present date and time. By doing this, you may make your internet site seem much more professional and a lot more appealing to the visitors. Pages that use SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

All shared website hosting plans that we provide support Server Side Includes, so that you can bring in dynamic components to any static site that you host on our cloud platform. By setting up a blank .htaccess file and adding several lines of code inside, you're able to enable SSI for a domain name or perhaps a subdomain. The file in question needs to be in the exact folder where you are going to use SSI you'll be able to discover the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you don't need any coding experience. Our 24/7 tech support crew will also be able to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you're not sure what to do. You should also remember to change the extension of all of the files that are going to make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your site lead to the right files.