Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, that is employed to incorporate the content of one file within a second file. It's employed mostly with online content and it can help to make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote shown on many webpages on your website, for instance, you can create a text file and switch the quote within it every single day. All web pages where this file is integrated will show the modified quote, so you will not need to change them manually every single time. SSI may also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or even the present time and date. In this way, you can make your internet site appear far more professional and much more attractive to the website visitors. Pages that use SSI get a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Hosting
All the hosting that we provide support Server Side Includes, so that you can incorporate dynamic elements to any static website which you host on our cloud system. By setting up an empty .htaccess file and adding a few lines of code in it, you are able to activate SSI for a domain name or a subdomain. The file in question should be inside the exact folder where you are going to use SSI you'll be able to see the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you don't need any kind of coding experience. Our 24/7 technical support team will also be in a position to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you aren't absolutely sure how to proceed. You should furthermore remember to change the extension of all files which will implement SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your site point to the right files.