Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, which can be used to incorporate the content of one file inside another file. It is used mainly with online content and it can make a static HTML site far more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote displayed on several webpages within your site, for instance, you can make a text file and replace the quote within it each day. All of the web pages in which this file is incorporated will show the updated quote, so you'll not have to modify all of them by hand every single time. SSI may also be used to include the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or even the present time and date. By doing this, you may make your internet site seem more professional and a lot more appealing to the visitors. Web pages that implement SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

As our unique cloud hosting system has Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to make use of this feature with any of the shared web hosting plans we feature and incorporate dynamic content to your sites with a couple of clicks. SSI is enabled for each individual domain or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the website folder with only a few lines of code. Certainly, there is no need to be a coder for that since the necessary code can be copied from the Help post we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you wish to utilize this feature for your site, it's important to rename your site files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all links on your site point to the up to date names.