Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, employed to include the content of one file within a second file. It is employed mostly with online content and it could help to make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote displayed on many webpages of your site, for example, you can create a text file and switch the quote within it every day. All of the web pages in which this file is integrated will show the modified quote, so you will not have to edit them personally every time. SSI can 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 perhaps the current date and time. By doing this, you may make your website seem far more professional and much more attractive to the website visitors. Pages that employ SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

It is possible to use Server Side Includes with all website hosting plans we offer you and activate it independently for each and every domain or subdomain within your hosting account. This can be accomplished when using an .htaccess file, which should be put into the folder in which you want to use SSI and you have to put a couple of lines of code in that file. You will find the code inside our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to simply just copy and paste it, since you don't need any coding skills to take advantage of all functions that our services feature. If you have already built your site and you would like to use Server Side Includes later, you must make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, otherwise SSI won't work.