Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, which is used to add the content of one file inside another file. It is employed principally with online content and it will help to make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on a few web pages on your site, for example, you can create a text file and switch the quote inside it each day. All the pages in which this file is integrated will show the modified quote, so you'll not have to change every one of them by hand every time. SSI may also be used to include the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present date and time. This way, you may make your internet site appear much more professional and more attractive to the visitors. Web pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

All of the cloud plans that we offer support Server Side Includes, so you're able to bring in dynamic elements to any static website which you host on our cloud platform. By setting up a blank .htaccess file and entering some lines of code inside it, you can enable SSI for a domain name or perhaps a subdomain. The file in question should be in the specific folder where you are going to use SSI and you can also get the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you don't need any coding experience. Our 24/7 technical support team shall also be able to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you're not certain how to proceed. You should additionally remember to modify the extension of all of the files which will use SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your website lead to the proper files.