Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, which is used to add the content of one file within a second file. It is utilized typically with online content and it can help make a static HTML website much more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote shown on a variety of pages on your site, for example, you can make a text file and switch the quote in it every single day. All of the web pages in which this file is incorporated are going to show the modified quote, so you will not need to modify them personally each time. SSI can also be used to contain the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the present date and time. In this way, you may make your internet site seem far more professional and much more appealing to the site visitors. Pages that implement SSI use a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting
As our customized cloud hosting system supports Server Side Includes on a global level, it will be possible to make use of this feature with any of the shared website hosting plans we offer you and incorporate dynamic content to your websites with only a few clicks. SSI is enabled for every individual domain name or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the site folder with just a few lines of code. Of course, you do not have to be a programmer for that since the needed code can be copied from the Help post we have about Server Side Includes. If you want to employ this feature for your website, you'll have to rename your website files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all of the links on your site lead to the updated names.