Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, which is often used to incorporate the content of one file within another file. It is used mostly with online content and it will help make a static HTML website a lot more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote shown on multiple pages within your website, for example, you can create a text file and replace the quote within it daily. All the pages in which this file is incorporated are going to display the updated quote, so you'll not need to modify all of them by hand each time. SSI can also be used to include the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for instance, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current date and time. This way, you may make your website seem more professional and much more attractive to the website visitors. Web pages that use SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

Since our customized cloud hosting system offers Server Side Includes on a global level, you are able to use this function with any of the shared hosting plans that we offer you and incorporate dynamic content to your websites with only a few clicks. SSI can be enabled for each specific domain or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the site folder with only a few lines of code. Naturally, you don't have to be a coder for that as the needed code may be copied from the Help post that we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you want to utilize this function for your site, you'll want to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you have to double-check if all links on your website lead to the modified names.