Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, which can be used to include the content of one file inside a second file. It is utilized mostly with online content and it will help make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on various web pages within your site, for example, you can create a text file and replace the quote within it every single day. All the pages in which this file is included are going to show the updated quote, so you will not need to modify all of them personally every single time. SSI may also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or the present date and time. In this way, you may make your internet site look a lot more professional and more appealing to the website visitors. Web pages that implement SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

As our custom cloud hosting system offers Server Side Includes on a global level, you are able to make use of this function with any of the cloud hosting packages that we offer you and add in dynamic content to your sites with a few mouse clicks. SSI is enabled for each particular domain or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the site folder with a couple of lines of code. Naturally, you don't have to become a developer for that since the required code can be copied from the Help post that we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you'd like to use this feature for your website, you need to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all of the links on your site point to the updated names.