Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, used to add the content of one file inside of a second file. It is utilized primarily with online content and it can help make a static HTML website a lot more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote displayed on numerous web pages within your website, for example, you can create a text file and replace the quote in it every day. All the webpages in which this file is included will show the updated quote, so you will not need to alter them personally each time. SSI may also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current date and time. This way, you can make your internet site seem far more professional and much more attractive to the website visitors. Web pages that employ SSI get a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting
Since our custom made cloud hosting system features Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to implement this feature with the shared hosting packages we feature and add dynamic content to your websites with just a few mouse clicks. SSI can be enabled for every specific domain or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the website folder with only a few lines of code. Of course, you don't have to be a programmer for that because the needed code can be copied from the Help article that we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you would like to utilize this function for your website, you will need to rename your website files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all links on your website point to the updated names.