Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, used to incorporate the content of one file within another file. It's used primarily with online content and it could help make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on numerous web pages on your site, for instance, you can create a text file and switch the quote inside it daily. All the webpages in which this file is incorporated will display the updated quote, so you will not need to edit all of them personally every single time. SSI may also be used to include the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or even the present date and time. By doing this, you can make your internet site look far more professional and a lot more appealing to the website visitors. Web pages that employ SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

As our custom cloud hosting platform offers Server Side Includes on a global level, it is possible to work with this feature with all of the shared web hosting plans we offer and bring dynamic content to your websites with a couple of mouse clicks. SSI can be activated for each individual domain or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the website folder with only a few lines of code. Naturally, you do not have to become a programmer for that since the required code can be copied from the Help article we have about Server Side Includes. If you would like to use this feature for your site, you must rename your site files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all links on your site lead to the up-to-date names.