Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, that is employed to incorporate the content of one file within a second file. It's utilized principally with online content and it can make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote shown on a number of pages within your site, for instance, you can create a text file and switch the quote inside it each day. All the web pages in which this file is incorporated are going to display the updated quote, so you'll not have to edit all of them by hand each time. SSI may also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or even the current time and date. By doing this, you may make your internet site seem more professional and much more attractive to the site visitors. Pages that employ SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

As our unique cloud hosting platform features Server Side Includes on a global level, it's possible make use of this function with any of the cloud hosting plans we offer and add in dynamic content to your sites with only a few clicks. SSI can be enabled for every individual domain name or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the site folder with a few lines of code. Certainly, you don't have to be a developer for that as the needed code may be copied from the Help post that we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you'd like to utilize this feature for your website, you'll have to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all of the links on your website lead to the up-to-date names.