Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, that is employed to add the content of one file within a second file. It is utilized predominantly with online content and it will help to make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote shown on many pages within your website, for example, you can create a text file and switch the quote inside it every day. All webpages where this file is included will display the updated quote, so you'll not have to alter every one of them personally every single time. SSI may also be used to include the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for instance, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current date and time. This way, you may make your internet site look much more professional and a lot more appealing to the site visitors. Web pages that implement SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

You will be able to use Server Side Includes with all of the shared web hosting plans that we provide and enable it individually for every single domain name or subdomain in your hosting account. This can be achieved by using an .htaccess file, which should be put into the folder where you want to use SSI and you need to type in a few lines of code in that file. You can find the code in our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to simply copy it, as you do not need any programming capabilities to benefit from all capabilities that our services incorporate. In case you have already built your website and you wish to use Server Side Includes later on, you have to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, otherwise SSI is not going to work.