Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, which is used to add the content of one file inside a second file. It's used mostly with online content and it could make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote displayed on many webpages within your website, as an example, you can create a text file and replace the quote in it every single day. All of the pages in which this file is included will show the modified quote, so you'll not need to edit all of them personally each time. SSI may also be used to contain the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current time and date. By doing this, you may make your internet site look a lot more professional and a lot more attractive to the website visitors. Pages that implement SSI get a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting
Server Side Includes is supported on our progressive cloud hosting system, so regardless of the shared website hosting plan which you pick, it will be easy to make use of this feature and make your site much more dynamic. All you will need to do will be to set up a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you wish to use SSI and then include a number of lines of code inside it. You simply won't require any coding skills though, as you can simply just copy the needed code from the help section, or our technical support can assist you to enable SSI for a given website. You just need to change the extension of the html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to those web pages on the website are appropriate.