Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, employed to add the content of one file inside of another file. It is utilized predominantly with online content and it can help make a static HTML site far more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on multiple web pages on your website, for instance, you can create a text file and switch the quote inside it every single day. All webpages in which this file is integrated will display the modified quote, so you will not have to modify all of them manually every single time. SSI may also be used to contain the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current time and date. In this way, you can make your internet site appear much more professional and a lot more attractive to the site visitors. Pages that use SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

Server Side Includes is present on our progressive cloud hosting platform, so no matter the shared hosting you select, it's possible to utilize this function and make your website much more dynamic. Everything you have to do is going to be make a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you want to use SSI and after that add a number of lines of code in it. You simply won't need any kind of coding skills though, since you can simply copy the needed code from the help section, or our technical support can help you enable SSI for any specific website. You just need to modify the extension of any html file that will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to these pages on the website are correct.