Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, which can be used to include the content of one file inside a second file. It is used mostly with online content and it can help make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote displayed on a number of webpages on your site, as an example, you can make a text file and replace the quote within it each day. All of the pages in which this file is incorporated are going to display the modified quote, so you will not have to change all of them manually every time. SSI could also be used to contain the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present time and date. In this manner, you can make your site appear more professional and a lot more attractive to the website visitors. Web pages that use SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

Server Side Includes is featured on our progressive cloud hosting system, so regardless of the Linux shared web hosting you choose, you will be able to utilize this feature and make your website more dynamic. Everything you will need to do is going to be make a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you would like to use SSI and include a number of lines of code inside. You will not require any coding skills however, since you can simply just copy the necessary code from the help section, or our tech support team can help you enable SSI for a specified site. You need to simply modify the extension of the html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to those webpages on the website are correct.