Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, which can be used to add the content of one file inside of another file. It's used mostly with online content and it can make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote shown on various webpages of your site, for example, you can create a text file and replace the quote in it every single day. All the pages where this file is integrated will show the updated quote, so you'll not need to edit every one of them by hand each time. SSI could also be used to contain the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or the current date and time. This way, you can make your internet site look much more professional and much more appealing to the website visitors. Pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

All of the Linux shared website hosting packages that we offer support Server Side Includes, so you're able to bring in dynamic components to your static website that you host on our cloud system. By making a clear .htaccess file and typing in a couple of lines of code inside it, you are able to activate SSI for a domain name or perhaps a subdomain. The file involved needs to be in the exact folder where you will use SSI you'll be able to find the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you don't need any coding practical experience. The 24/7 technical support team will also be able to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you aren't confident what to do. You should furthermore make sure to modify the extension of all files which will utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your site point to the correct files.