Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, used to add the content of one file inside of a second file. It's used mostly with online content and it will help make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on numerous webpages on your site, as an example, you can make a text file and switch the quote within it each day. All the webpages where this file is included are going to show the modified quote, so you will not have to alter them manually each time. SSI may also be used to include the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present date and time. In this way, you can make your internet site look far more professional and more appealing to the visitors. Pages that employ SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all website hosting packages we offer you and enable it individually for every domain name or subdomain in your own hosting account. You can do this by utilizing an .htaccess file, which needs to be positiioned in the folder where you wish to use SSI and you have to put a couple of lines of code in that file. You'll find the code within our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to just copy and paste it, since you don't need any programming expertise to take advantage of all characteristics that our services include. In case you have by now built your site and you wish to use Server Side Includes later on, you have to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, otherwise SSI won't work.