Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, which can be used to add the content of one file within another file. It is employed mostly with online content and it will help to make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on a variety of pages of your website, as an example, you can create a text file and switch the quote in it every single day. All the pages in which this file is incorporated will show the updated quote, so you'll not need to alter all of them by hand each time. SSI can also be used to contain the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the present time and date. By doing this, you can make your site seem more professional and much more appealing to the site visitors. Pages that use SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

You'll be able to use Server Side Includes with all of the shared hosting plans we offer you and enable it individually for each domain name or subdomain within your hosting account. You can do this by utilizing an .htaccess file, which should be placed in the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you have to type in a couple of lines of code in that file. You will find the code within our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to simply just copy it, since you do not need any programming skills to take advantage of all of the features that our solutions feature. If you have by now built your website and you wish to use Server Side Includes later, you need to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, otherwise SSI is not going to work.