Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, which is used to add the content of one file inside of another file. It is utilized primarily with online content and it could make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on a variety of pages on your site, for example, you can make a text file and replace the quote in it each day. All the web pages where this file is integrated are going to show the updated quote, so you will not have to update them personally every single time. SSI can also be used to include the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or the present date and time. In this manner, you can make your internet site appear much more professional and a lot more appealing to the website visitors. Web pages that implement SSI have a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
It is possible to use Server Side Includes with all of the cloud hosting plans we provide and activate it independently for every single domain name or subdomain in your own hosting account. This can be achieved when using .htaccess file, which needs to be placed in the folder where you wish to use SSI and you have to type in a couple of lines of code in that file. You can see the code inside our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to simply just copy and paste it, since you don't need any programming skills to take advantage of all of the characteristics that our services feature. If you have by now built your site and you want to employ Server Side Includes later, you need to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, otherwise SSI won't work.