Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, used to add the content of one file within a second file. It is used primarily with online content and it could make a static HTML website much more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote displayed on several web pages of your website, for instance, you can create a text file and replace the quote in it every single day. All webpages in which this file is included are going to display the updated quote, so you will not have to alter all of them personally each time. SSI may also be used to contain the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or the current time and date. This way, you can make your website seem more professional and more attractive to the visitors. Pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

All Linux hosting that we provide support Server Side Includes, so you're able to add dynamic elements to any static website that you host on our cloud system. By setting up an empty .htaccess file and entering some lines of code inside, you are able to enable SSI for a domain name or perhaps a subdomain. The file involved should be inside the specific folder where you will use SSI and you will find the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you do not need any kind of coding experience. The 24/7 technical support staff shall also be capable to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you're not confident what to do. You should additionally remember to modify the extension of all files that are going to use SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your website lead to the proper files.