Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, used to include the content of one file inside a second file. It is used mainly with online content and it can help make a static HTML website a lot more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote displayed on multiple web pages on your website, for instance, you can make a text file and switch the quote inside it every day. All pages in which this file is included are going to show the updated quote, so you will not need to change every one of them personally every single time. SSI could also be used to contain the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current time and date. By doing this, you may make your website appear a lot more professional and more appealing to the visitors. Pages that employ SSI get a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting
Server Side Includes is featured on our modern cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the shared web hosting plan you choose, it will be possible to make use of this function and make your site much more dynamic. All that you will have to do will be to set up a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain where you want to use SSI and after that add a few lines of code inside. You'll not require any kind of coding skills however, as you can simply copy the necessary code from our help section, or our technical support can assist you to activate SSI for any specified website. You just need to change the extension of any html file that will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to these pages on the website are correct.