Unix Server Side Includes
Server Side Include (SSI) commands are executed by the server as
it parses your HTML file. Server side includes have a variety of
uses including displaying the date and time and adding a common
signature to each of your web pages.
HTML files containing SSI must be named with the extension .shtml.
SSI commands are easy to add to your HTML, but you must follow the
A summary of the most popular SSI commands available on our servers
are listed below. Please note that whilst it is possible to execute
a CGI program from a server side include, this feature is disabled
on our systems due to the security issues it presents.
The Echo Command
The echo command can be used to display the content of the server
side environment variables listed below.
|| Current date and time
|| File name of the main document
||Path and file name of the main document
||Date and time the main document was last modified
For example, to include the current date and time you would place
the following code into your HTML document:
<!--#echo var="Date_Local" -->
The Fsize Command
The fsize command includes the size of a file, this might be helpful
if you were to include a thumbnail image and want to display the
actual file size of the original image.
<!--#fsize file="image.gif" -->
The Include Command
This command can be used to include a signature file or company
logo within an HTML document. The added document or image will appear
as if it were part of the original document.
<!--#include file="any.htm" -->