Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, which is used to add the content of one file inside of a second file. It's employed principally with online content and it will make a static HTML site more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on numerous web pages on your website, as an example, you can create a text file and replace the quote in it every single day. All the web pages in which this file is included are going to show the updated quote, so you'll not have to update them personally each time. SSI could also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or even the current time and date. By doing this, you can make your internet site appear much more professional and much more appealing to the site visitors. Web pages that implement SSI get a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting
As our custom made cloud hosting system offers Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to make use of this feature with any of the shared web hosting plans that we have and add dynamic content to your sites with a couple of clicks. SSI can be enabled for each particular domain or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the website folder with just a few lines of code. Of course, there is no need to become a coder for that as the needed code may be copied from the Help article that we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you wish to utilize this feature for your site, you must rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you will have to double-check if all links on your website point to the current names.