Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, which can be used to incorporate the content of one file inside of a second file. It is used typically with online content and it can help to make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote shown on a number of webpages of your site, for instance, you can make a text file and replace the quote in it each day. All webpages where this file is included will display the updated quote, so you will not need to alter all of them personally every single time. SSI could also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or even the present date and time. In this way, you can make your website look far more professional and much more attractive to the website visitors. Web pages that use SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

As our custom made cloud hosting platform offers Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to to implement this function with any of the shared web hosting plans we offer and add in dynamic content to your sites with only a few mouse clicks. SSI can be activated for each specific domain or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the website folder with a couple of lines of code. Certainly, you don't need to turn into a programmer for that since the needed code may be copied from the Help post we have related to Server Side Includes. If you'd like to employ this feature for your website, you need to rename your website 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.