Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, which is used to add the content of one file inside another file. It is employed mostly with online content and it could help to make a static HTML site far more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote shown on a number of pages of your site, for instance, you can create a text file and switch the quote in it each day. All of the web pages in which this file is incorporated will display the updated quote, so you will not have to modify all of them personally every single time. SSI may also be used to contain the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present time and date. By doing this, you may make your site seem a lot more professional and much more attractive to the visitors. Pages that implement SSI get a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting
It is possible to use Server Side Includes with all of the shared hosting packages we provide and activate it independently for each and every domain or subdomain in your own hosting account. This can be achieved with an .htaccess file, which needs to be placed in the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you need to enter a couple of lines of code in that file. You can get the code within our Knowledgebase area, so you can just copy it, as you do not need any programming knowledge to take advantage of all characteristics that our solutions contain. In case you have already built your website and you would like 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 website, otherwise SSI won't work.