Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, used to add the content of one file inside of another file. It is utilized mainly with online content and it will make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote displayed on many pages on your site, as an example, you can make a text file and replace the quote in it every day. All pages where this file is incorporated are going to display the modified quote, so you will not have to update all of them manually every single time. SSI could also be used to contain the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or even the current date and time. By doing this, you may make your site seem much more professional and a lot more appealing to the website visitors. Pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting
Server Side Includes is present on our modern cloud hosting platform, so no matter the Linux shared web hosting that you select, it's possible to utilize this function and make your website a lot more dynamic. All that you will need to do is to make a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain where you wish to use SSI and add a handful of lines of code inside it. You will not need any kind of coding skills though, as you're able to basically copy the necessary code from our help section, or our technical support can assist you enable SSI for a specific website. You just need to change the extension of the html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to these webpages on the website are appropriate.