Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, that is employed to incorporate the content of one file inside another file. It's employed predominantly with online content and it can help make a static HTML site far more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote displayed on a variety of webpages on your website, for example, you can make a text file and switch the quote within it each day. All web pages where this file is incorporated are going to show the modified quote, so you will not need to update them by hand every time. SSI may also be used to include the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current date and time. By doing this, you may make your internet site look more professional and more appealing to the website visitors. Pages that implement SSI get a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting
All the Linux shared web hosting we provide support Server Side Includes, so that you can incorporate dynamic elements to your static site that you host on our cloud system. By making a clear .htaccess file and entering some lines of code in it, you can activate SSI for a domain name or perhaps a subdomain. The file involved must be in the exact folder where you are going to use SSI and you will find the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you do not need any kind of coding expertise. The 24/7 technical support staff shall also be in a position to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you aren't certain how to proceed. You should furthermore make sure to modify the extension of all your files that are going to use SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your site lead to the appropriate files.