Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, used to incorporate the content of one file within another file. It is used principally with online content and it could help make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote displayed on many web pages within your website, as an example, you can create a text file and switch the quote inside it daily. All the pages where this file is included are going to display the updated quote, so you will not need to alter all of them by hand each time. SSI could also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or even the present date and time. In this way, you may make your website seem far more professional and much more attractive to the site visitors. Pages that implement SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

Server Side Includes is present on our modern cloud hosting system, so regardless of the Linux shared website hosting package which you choose, you will be able to make use of this feature and make your site much more dynamic. Everything you will need to do will be to create a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you want to use SSI and after that add a few lines of code inside. You will not require any kind of coding skills though, as you can simply copy the necessary code from the help section, or our tech support team can help you activate SSI for any given site. You just have to change the extension of the html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to these webpages on the website are appropriate.