Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, used to include the content of one file inside of a second file. It is used principally with online content and it will help to make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote displayed on multiple webpages within your website, for instance, you can create a text file and switch the quote within it each day. All the webpages where this file is integrated are going to display the modified quote, so you will not need to update all of them personally each time. SSI can also be used to contain the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for instance, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or even the present time and date. This way, you can make your website seem far more professional and much more attractive to the visitors. Web pages that implement SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all of the shared website hosting packages we provide and enable it independently for every single domain name or subdomain within your hosting account. This can be accomplished by using an .htaccess file, which needs to be positiioned in the folder where you wish to use SSI and you need to type in a few lines of code in that file. You can see the code within our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to simply copy and paste it, as you don't need any coding capabilities to take advantage of all of the functions that our services incorporate. In case you have already built your site and you want to employ Server Side Includes afterwards, you need to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, otherwise SSI is not going to work.