Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, which is often used to incorporate the content of one file within a second file. It's used mostly with online content and it could help to make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote shown on many webpages within your site, for instance, you can make a text file and replace the quote in it each day. All the web pages in which this file is incorporated will show the modified quote, so you'll not have to modify them by hand every single time. SSI can also be used to include the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or even the present time and date. In this manner, you may make your internet site appear far more professional and much more appealing to the visitors. Web pages that use SSI get a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting
All of the shared plans we offer you support Server Side Includes, so that you can add dynamic components to any static site which you host on our cloud system. By making an empty .htaccess file and typing in several lines of code in it, you'll be able to activate SSI for a domain name or maybe a subdomain. The file involved needs to be in the specific folder where you will make use of SSI and you will find the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you don't need any kind of coding expertise. The 24/7 technical support team will also be in a position to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you are not absolutely sure what to do. You should additionally remember to change the extension of all of the files that will utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your website point to the right files.