Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, that is employed to incorporate the content of one file inside of a second file. It is used primarily with online content and it could help to make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote displayed on multiple pages of your website, for instance, you can create a text file and switch the quote inside it each day. All of the webpages where this file is included are going to show the updated quote, so you'll not have to modify every one of them by hand every single time. SSI may also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or even the present date and time. In this way, you can make your website look a lot more professional and much more attractive to the visitors. Web pages that employ SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

As our unique cloud hosting platform features Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to to use this feature with any of the web hosting packages that we feature and bring dynamic content to your websites with a few clicks. SSI is activated for each individual domain or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the website folder with just a few lines of code. Certainly, you don't have to be a programmer for that because the necessary code may be copied from the Help article we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you would like to employ this function for your site, it is important to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you have to double-check if all of the links on your website point to the up-to-date names.