Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, which is used to incorporate the content of one file inside another file. It's employed predominantly with online content and it will help make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on a variety of web pages of your website, for instance, you can make a text file and replace the quote inside it every single day. All pages in which this file is included are going to display the modified quote, so you will not have to alter all of them by hand every time. SSI can also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or the current date and time. In this way, you may make your website seem much more professional and more attractive to the website visitors. Pages that implement SSI get a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Web Hosting
Since our custom made cloud hosting system has Server Side Includes on a global level, it is possible to utilize this feature with any of the web hosting packages we feature and incorporate dynamic content to your sites with a couple of clicks. SSI is enabled for every particular domain name or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the site folder with a few lines of code. Naturally, there is no need to become a programmer for that since the necessary code may be copied from the Help post we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you would like to employ this function for your site, it's important to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you will have to double-check if all links on your website point to the modified names.