Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, which can be used to include the content of one file within another file. It is used typically with online content and it will help make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote shown on multiple pages on your site, as an example, you can create a text file and switch the quote within it every single day. All pages in which this file is included will display the modified quote, so you'll not need to modify all of them personally every single time. SSI can also be used to contain the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the present time and date. In this way, you may make your website look far more professional and a lot more attractive to the website visitors. Web pages that use SSI have a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting
You'll be able to use Server Side Includes with all shared website hosting packages that we offer and enable it individually for each and every domain name or subdomain inside your hosting account. This can be achieved when using .htaccess file, which should be placed in the folder where you want to use SSI and you need to put a few lines of code in that file. You'll find the code inside our Knowledgebase area, so you can just copy it, as you do not need any programming expertise to take advantage of all capabilities that our services come with. In case you have by now built your site and you would like to employ Server Side Includes later, you need to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, or else SSI will not work.