Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, which is often used to incorporate the content of one file inside a second file. It's utilized predominantly with online content and it can help make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote shown on several pages within your website, for example, you can make a text file and switch the quote in it every single day. All the webpages where this file is incorporated will display the modified quote, so you will not have to change them personally every single time. SSI may also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or even the current date and time. This way, you can make your website appear a lot more professional and more attractive to the visitors. Pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

All the web hosting plans that we offer support Server Side Includes, so that you can add dynamic elements to any static website which you host on our cloud system. By creating a clear .htaccess file and typing in a couple of lines of code within it, you'll be able to activate SSI for a domain name or a subdomain. The file concerned needs to be in the specific folder where you will make use of SSI and you can see the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you do not need any kind of coding expertise. The 24/7 technical support team will also be in a position to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you are not sure how to proceed. You should also make sure to modify the extension of all of the files that will utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your website lead to the proper files.