Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, that is employed to include the content of one file inside another file. It is utilized typically with online content and it will help to make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote displayed on a variety of pages within your website, as an example, you can make a text file and switch the quote inside it every single day. All the web pages in which this file is included will show the updated quote, so you will not have to modify every one of them personally every time. SSI can also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for instance, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the present time and date. In this way, you may make your internet site appear far more professional and much more appealing to the site visitors. Pages that implement SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

Server Side Includes is present on our innovative cloud hosting platform, so whatever the Linux website hosting you select, it will be easy to utilize this feature and make your site a lot more dynamic. All you will have to do is going to be make a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain where you want to use SSI and after that include a few lines of code inside. You simply won't require any kind of coding skills though, since you can basically copy the necessary code from the help section, or our tech support team can assist you activate SSI for any specified website. You just need to change the extension of any html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to these pages on the site are appropriate.