Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, which can be used to include the content of one file inside another file. It is employed primarily with online content and it could help to make a static HTML site far more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on multiple webpages of your website, as an example, you can create a text file and replace the quote in it each day. All of the pages where this file is integrated will display the updated quote, so you will not have to update them manually each time. SSI could also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or even the present time and date. By doing this, you can make your site seem a lot more professional and much more attractive to the site visitors. Pages that implement SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

You'll be able to use Server Side Includes with all hosting plans we offer you and activate it individually for each and every domain name or subdomain inside of your hosting account. You can do this with an .htaccess file, which needs to be placed into the folder where you wish to use SSI and you need to enter a couple of lines of code in that file. You'll find the code within our Knowledgebase area, so you can just copy it, since you do not need any programming expertise to take advantage of all characteristics that our services have. In case you have by now built your site and you want to use Server Side Includes later on, you need to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, otherwise SSI won't work.