Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, that is employed to incorporate the content of one file inside of another file. It is used predominantly with online content and it could help make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on several webpages of your site, as an example, you can make a text file and switch the quote within it each day. All the web pages in which this file is incorporated are going to show the updated quote, so you'll not need to edit them personally every time. SSI may also be used to include the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or the present time and date. In this way, you may make your site look more professional and more appealing to the website visitors. Pages that implement SSI get a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting
You'll be able to use Server Side Includes with all of the shared website hosting plans that we offer you and activate it separately for each domain name or subdomain within your hosting account. This can be accomplished when using .htaccess file, which needs to be positiioned in the folder where you want to use SSI and you need to type in a couple of lines of code in that file. You can get the code within our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to just copy it, since you don't need any coding skills to benefit from all features that our services include. If you have already built your site and you want to employ Server Side Includes afterwards, you have to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, otherwise SSI will not work.