Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, which is often used to add the content of one file inside another file. It's employed mostly with online content and it will make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on various pages of your site, as an example, you can make a text file and replace the quote in it each day. All of the webpages in which this file is integrated are going to show the updated quote, so you will not have to update every one of them manually each time. SSI can also be used to contain the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or the current date and time. In this manner, you can make your website appear much more professional and a lot more attractive to the visitors. Pages that employ SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

Server Side Includes is available on our modern cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the Linux hosting package which you choose, it's possible to utilize this feature making your site a lot more dynamic. All that you will need to do is going to be make a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you would like to use SSI and add a handful of lines of code in it. You won't require any coding skills though, as you're able to basically copy the necessary code from the help section, or our technical support can assist you to activate SSI for any specific website. You just have to modify the extension of any html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to those web pages on the website are correct.