Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, which is used to include the content of one file inside of a second file. It is utilized primarily with online content and it could help make a static HTML website a lot more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote shown on multiple webpages on your site, for example, you can create a text file and switch the quote within it daily. All of the pages where this file is included will display the updated quote, so you'll not have to edit all of them manually each time. SSI may also be used to contain the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current date and time. This way, you may make your internet site appear more professional and more appealing to the site visitors. Pages that use 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 packages we offer and enable it independently for every single domain or subdomain inside of your hosting account. You can do this by utilizing an .htaccess file, which needs to be put into the folder where you wish to use SSI and you have to put a few lines of code in that file. You'll find the code within our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to simply just copy and paste it, as you don't need any programming skills to benefit from all functions that our solutions come with. In case you have currently built your website and you want to use Server Side Includes later, you need to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, otherwise SSI is not going to work.