Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, which can be used to add the content of one file inside of a second file. It's used primarily with online content and it could help make a static HTML site more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote displayed on multiple web pages on your website, for example, you can make a text file and replace the quote inside it each day. All of the web pages where this file is integrated are going to show the modified quote, so you'll not have to alter all of them by hand every time. SSI could also be used to incorporate the output of simple 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 may make your internet site appear much more professional and a lot more appealing to the visitors. Pages that employ SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

You'll be able to use Server Side Includes with all of the hosting packages that we provide and enable it individually for every domain name or subdomain inside your hosting account. This can be done by using an .htaccess file, which needs to be placed into the folder where you wish to use SSI and you need to type in a few lines of code in that file. You can see the code inside our Knowledgebase section, so you can simply just copy and paste it, since you don't need any programming capabilities to benefit from all functions that our services come with. If you have currently built your website and you wish to use Server Side Includes later on, you must ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, or else SSI is not going to work.