Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, that is employed to include the content of one file within a second file. It is employed primarily with online content and it could help to make a static HTML site more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote displayed on various webpages of your website, as an example, you can make a text file and switch the quote within it daily. All web pages in which this file is incorporated are going to show the modified quote, so you will not need to edit all of them by hand each time. SSI may also be used to contain the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or even the current time and date. In this manner, you may make your internet site appear a lot more professional and more appealing to the website visitors. Web pages that use SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

All the web hosting plans we offer support Server Side Includes, so you're able to incorporate dynamic elements to your static site that you host on our cloud platform. By creating an empty .htaccess file and typing in a couple of lines of code in it, you're able to enable SSI for a domain name or perhaps a subdomain. The file concerned must be within the exact folder where you will use SSI and you'll see the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you do not need any kind of coding knowledge. The 24/7 technical support team will also be able to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you aren't confident how to proceed. You should additionally remember to modify the extension of all your files that are going to use SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your website point to the proper files.