Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, that is employed to add the content of one file within another file. It is employed mostly with online content and it can help to make a static HTML site more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote shown on multiple webpages on your site, as an example, you can make a text file and replace the quote inside it each day. All of the pages where this file is integrated are going to show the updated quote, so you'll not have to update them manually each time. SSI may also be used to include the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or even the present date and time. In this manner, you can make your internet site look much more professional and a lot more appealing to the site visitors. Pages that use SSI use a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Website Hosting
Server Side Includes is present on our progressive cloud hosting system, so regardless of the Linux website hosting which you select, you will be able to use this function making your website much more dynamic. All that you will need to do will be to create a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you want to use SSI and include a couple of lines of code in it. You will not need any kind of coding skills however, since you can simply copy the needed code from our help section, or our technical support can help you enable SSI for a given site. You just have to change the extension of any html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to these web pages on the website are correct.