Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, used to add the content of one file within a second file. It is used typically with online content and it could make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote shown on a few pages on your website, as an example, you can create a text file and switch the quote inside it each day. All web pages in which this file is included will show the modified quote, so you'll not need to edit all of them by hand every single time. SSI may also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or the present date and time. In this manner, you may make your website look more professional and much more appealing to the website visitors. Web pages that employ SSI get a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting
It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all of the shared hosting packages that we provide and activate it independently for every single domain or subdomain in your hosting account. This can be accomplished by utilizing an .htaccess file, which needs to be placed into the folder in which you want to use SSI and you have to type in a couple of lines of code in that file. You'll find the code inside our Knowledgebase section, so you can simply just copy and paste it, as you do not need any coding skills to take advantage of all capabilities that our solutions come with. If you have already built your website and you would like to use Server Side Includes later on, you have to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, or else SSI will not work.