Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, which is often used to add the content of one file inside of a second file. It's used principally with online content and it could help make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on a variety of web pages on your website, as an example, you can make a text file and replace the quote within it each day. All the pages in which this file is included are going to display the updated quote, so you will not have to edit them personally every time. SSI can also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or the present time and date. This way, you can make your website look much more professional and a lot more appealing to the visitors. Pages that employ SSI get a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Hosting
You'll be able to use Server Side Includes with all of the hosting plans we provide and enable it individually for each and every domain name or subdomain inside your hosting account. This can be achieved by using an .htaccess file, which needs to be placed into the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you have to enter a few lines of code in that file. You can find the code inside our Knowledgebase section, so you can simply copy and paste it, as you don't need any programming capabilities to take advantage of all of the capabilities that our services include. In case you have currently built your website and you want to use Server Side Includes afterwards, you will need to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, or else SSI will not work.