Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, which is often used to incorporate the content of one file inside another file. It's used typically with online content and it will help make a static HTML website a lot more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on a few web pages on your site, for example, you can create a text file and replace the quote within it every day. All of the webpages where this file is incorporated will show the modified quote, so you will not have to modify every one of them personally every single time. SSI can also be used to contain the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or the current date and time. In this manner, you can make your website seem far more professional and much more attractive to the website visitors. Pages that use SSI get a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting
All shared website hosting we offer you support Server Side Includes, so you can include dynamic elements to your static site that you host on our cloud system. By making a blank .htaccess file and entering several lines of code within it, you're able to enable SSI for a domain name or maybe a subdomain. The file concerned should be inside the specific folder where you are going to use SSI and you will see the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you do not need any coding expertise. The 24/7 tech support crew shall also be capable to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you are not certain how to proceed. You should also remember to change the extension of all files which will make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your site lead to the appropriate files.