Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, that is employed to add the content of one file inside of another file. It is utilized typically with online content and it can make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote shown on several pages within your website, for example, you can create a text file and switch the quote inside it daily. All pages in which this file is included are going to display the updated quote, so you will not have to change every one of them manually every single time. SSI could also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for instance, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or the present time and date. In this way, you can make your site appear a lot more professional and much more appealing to the site visitors. Pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Website Hosting
It is possible to use Server Side Includes with all website hosting plans we provide and activate it separately for each and every domain or subdomain in your own hosting account. This can be accomplished with an .htaccess file, which should be placed in the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you have to enter a few lines of code in that file. You will find the code in our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to simply just copy it, as you do not need any programming skills to take advantage of all functions that our solutions incorporate. If you have currently built your site and you wish to use Server Side Includes afterwards, you need to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, otherwise SSI will not work.