Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, employed to add the content of one file inside of a second file. It's employed mostly with online content and it can help to make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote shown on numerous web pages on your website, as an example, you can create a text file and replace the quote within it each day. All pages in which this file is included are going to display the modified quote, so you'll not have to alter all of them personally each time. SSI can also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the present time and date. In this way, you can make your site appear a lot more professional and much more attractive to the visitors. Pages that implement SSI use a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Website Hosting
All of the website hosting plans we offer you support Server Side Includes, so that you can incorporate dynamic elements to any static website which you host on our cloud system. By creating a clear .htaccess file and adding a few lines of code within it, you're able to activate SSI for a domain or a subdomain. The file in question must be within the particular folder where you will use SSI and you can see the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you do not need any coding practical experience. The 24/7 tech support crew shall also be able to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you are not absolutely sure how to proceed. You should also make sure to change the extension of all files which will utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your website lead to the right files.