Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, which is used to incorporate the content of one file within another file. It is employed predominantly with online content and it could help to make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote displayed on many web pages within your website, as an example, you can create a text file and switch the quote in it daily. All web pages in which this file is included are going to display the modified quote, so you'll not have to alter all of them by hand every single time. SSI can also be used to contain the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current date and time. In this manner, you may make your internet site seem a lot more professional and more appealing to the website visitors. Web pages that employ SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

All Linux web hosting we provide support Server Side Includes, so that you can incorporate dynamic elements to your static site that you host on our cloud platform. By creating a clear .htaccess file and adding some lines of code inside, you'll be able to activate SSI for a domain name or maybe a subdomain. The file in question must be in the particular folder where you will make use of SSI you'll be able to discover the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you do not need any coding practical experience. Our 24/7 tech support crew shall also be able to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you are not certain what to do. You should additionally make sure to change the extension of all files which will make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your website point to the proper files.