Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, used to include the content of one file within a second file. It's used typically with online content and it will help to make a static HTML website a lot more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on multiple webpages on your website, for example, you can make a text file and switch the quote within it every single day. All the web pages in which this file is integrated will show the updated quote, so you will not need to modify them by hand every time. SSI may also be used to contain the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or the current date and time. In this way, you can make your internet site look far more professional and a lot more appealing to the website visitors. Web pages that use SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

All of the Linux shared hosting that we offer you support Server Side Includes, so you're able to bring in dynamic elements to your static website that you host on our cloud system. By creating an empty .htaccess file and adding some lines of code inside it, you can activate SSI for a domain name or perhaps a subdomain. The file involved must be within the particular folder where you will use SSI you'll be able to see the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you do not need any coding practical experience. Our 24/7 technical support team shall also be capable to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you are not sure what to do. You should also make sure to change the extension of all files that are going to implement SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your site lead to the correct files.