Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, employed to incorporate the content of one file within a second file. It's utilized primarily with online content and it can help to make a static HTML website much more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote displayed on a few web pages on your site, as an example, you can make a text file and replace the quote inside it every single day. All of the web pages in which this file is incorporated are going to show the modified quote, so you will not need to edit them personally each time. SSI can also be used to contain the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current date and time. By doing this, you may make your website appear more professional and more attractive to the visitors. Web pages that employ SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

Server Side Includes is present on our innovative cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the web hosting you select, you will be able to utilize this feature and make your site a lot more dynamic. All that you need to do is going to be set up a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you want to use SSI and then include a couple of lines of code inside it. You will not require any coding skills though, as you're able to just copy the necessary code from our help section, or our tech support team can assist you to enable SSI for a specific site. You need to simply customize the extension of any html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to those webpages on the website are correct.

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