Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, that is employed to include the content of one file inside of a second file. It's employed mostly with online content and it can help make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote displayed on a few pages within your website, for instance, you can create a text file and replace the quote within it every single day. All of the webpages in which this file is integrated will show the updated quote, so you'll not need to alter all of them personally every time. SSI can also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current date and time. In this manner, you may make your website look a lot more professional and much more appealing to the visitors. Web pages that employ SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our innovative cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the web hosting you pick, you will be able to utilize this function and make your website much more dynamic. All you have to do is going to be set up a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you wish to use SSI and then add a handful of lines of code inside. You won't require any kind of coding skills however, as you can just copy the necessary code from our help section, or our technical support can help you enable SSI for a specified website. You need to simply customize the extension of the html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to these webpages on the site are accurate.