Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, which is often used to incorporate the content of one file inside of another file. It's used principally with online content and it will help make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote shown on a number of web pages on your site, for instance, you can create a text file and switch the quote within it daily. All the web pages in which this file is included will show the updated quote, so you will not have to edit every one of them by hand every time. SSI could 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 the present time and date. This way, you can make your site appear much more professional and much more attractive to the visitors. Pages that implement SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

All of the Linux web hosting packages we provide support Server Side Includes, so you can incorporate dynamic elements to any static website that you host on our cloud system. By setting up a clear .htaccess file and adding a couple of lines of code in it, you can activate SSI for a domain or perhaps a subdomain. The file involved should be in the exact folder where you will make use of SSI and you can also discover the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you don't need any coding knowledge. Our 24/7 tech support team will also be capable to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you aren't sure what to do. You should furthermore make sure to modify the extension of all your files which will implement SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your website point to the appropriate files.