Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, which is used to include the content of one file inside a second file. It is used typically with online content and it can help make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on numerous webpages on your website, as an example, you can make a text file and replace the quote in it each day. All the pages in which this file is included will display the updated quote, so you will not have to alter every one of them manually each time. SSI could also be used to include the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or the present date and time. In this way, you can make your site seem a lot more professional and more attractive to the visitors. Web pages that implement SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

All of the Linux shared hosting we offer support Server Side Includes, so you can bring in dynamic components to your static website that you host on our cloud platform. By making a blank .htaccess file and adding a few lines of code inside it, you can enable SSI for a domain name or maybe a subdomain. The file involved must be within the particular folder where you will make use of SSI and you can get the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you do not need any kind of coding practical experience. Our 24/7 technical support staff shall also be capable to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you aren't certain how to proceed. You should also make sure to modify the extension of all of the files which will utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your site point to the correct files.