Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, that is employed to add the content of one file inside of another file. It is used mostly with online content and it will make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote displayed on a few pages on your website, as an example, you can make a text file and replace the quote within it every single day. All the webpages in which this file is incorporated will display the updated quote, so you will not need to change them by hand each time. SSI could also be used to include the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current time and date. By doing this, you may make your site look far more professional and much more attractive to the visitors. Web pages that use SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

As our customized cloud hosting system supports Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able make use of this function with any of the cloud hosting plans we offer and incorporate dynamic content to your websites with just a few clicks. SSI is activated for each individual domain name or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the site folder with a couple of lines of code. Naturally, there is no need to be a developer for that because the necessary code may be copied from the Help article that we have related to Server Side Includes. If you wish to employ this feature for your website, you'll have to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all links on your site lead to the current names.