Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, employed to include the content of one file inside a second file. It is used predominantly with online content and it could help make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote displayed on many web pages of your website, for instance, you can create a text file and replace the quote in it each day. All the web pages where this file is included will show the modified quote, so you will not need to edit them manually every time. SSI can also be used to contain the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the present date and time. In this manner, you can make your website seem a lot more professional and a lot more appealing to the website visitors. Web pages that use SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our modern cloud hosting platform, so whatever the website hosting plan which you pick, it's possible to utilize this feature and make your site much more dynamic. Everything you will need to do is going to be make a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you want to use SSI and after that add a couple of lines of code inside it. You will not require any kind of coding skills however, as you're able to basically copy the needed code from our help section, or our technical support can assist you to activate SSI for a given site. You just have to customize the extension of any html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to those pages on the website are appropriate.