Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, that is employed to add the content of one file inside of a second file. It is utilized predominantly with online content and it can make a static HTML site more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote displayed on various web pages of your website, for instance, you can create a text file and replace the quote in it daily. All the web pages in which this file is incorporated will show the modified quote, so you will not need to change all of them personally every time. SSI may also be used to include the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current date and time. This way, you may make your site appear much more professional and more appealing to the site visitors. Web pages that employ SSI have a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Website Hosting
As our unique cloud hosting platform features Server Side Includes on a global level, it's possible make use of this feature with any of the website hosting plans we offer you and bring dynamic content to your websites with a few clicks. SSI is enabled for every specific domain name or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the website folder with a couple of lines of code. Certainly, you do not have to become a coder for that because the needed code may be copied from the Help article we have related to Server Side Includes. If you'd like to employ this feature for your website, you must rename your website files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all links on your website point to the up-to-date names.