Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, employed to add the content of one file within another file. It's used typically with online content and it can make a static HTML website a lot more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote displayed on several web pages on your website, for instance, you can make a text file and switch the quote in it each day. All of the webpages where this file is integrated will show the modified quote, so you will not need to alter every one 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 perhaps the current date and time. In this manner, you may make your internet site seem more professional and a lot more appealing to the website visitors. Web pages that implement SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

It is possible to use Server Side Includes with all hosting plans that we provide and enable it individually for each and every domain or subdomain within your hosting account. This can be accomplished when using an .htaccess file, which should be placed into the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you have to enter a few lines of code in that file. You can find the code in our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to simply copy it, as you do not need any coding expertise to take advantage of all of the characteristics that our services include. In case you have by now built your website and you wish to use Server Side Includes later, you have to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, or else SSI will not work.