Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, that is employed to include the content of one file within a second file. It's used mostly with online content and it could help make a static HTML website much more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote displayed on numerous pages of your site, for instance, you can create a text file and replace the quote inside it daily. All pages in which this file is included are going to display the modified quote, so you'll not have to modify every one of them manually every single time. SSI can also be used to contain the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the present date and time. In this manner, you can make your website appear much more professional and a lot more appealing to the website visitors. Pages that use SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

Since our customized cloud hosting system offers Server Side Includes on a global level, you will be able to make use of this function with all of the shared web hosting plans that we feature and incorporate dynamic content to your sites with only a few clicks. SSI can be enabled for each specific domain or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the site folder with a couple of lines of code. Certainly, you do not have to be a programmer for that as the required code can be copied from the Help post that we have related to Server Side Includes. If you wish to use this function for your website, you need to rename your website files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all of the links on your website lead to the current names.