Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, employed to add the content of one file within a second file. It is used principally with online content and it could make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on numerous web pages on your website, for example, you can create a text file and switch the quote in it each day. All the web pages where this file is included will show the modified quote, so you'll not need to edit every one of them manually every time. SSI could also be used to include the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or the present time and date. By doing this, you can make your site seem a lot more professional and much more appealing to the visitors. Pages that implement SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

All cloud website hosting plans that we provide support Server Side Includes, so you're able to incorporate dynamic components to your static site that you host on our cloud system. By making a clear .htaccess file and adding a few lines of code inside it, you are able to enable SSI for a domain or maybe a subdomain. The file concerned must be in the exact folder where you will use SSI you'll be able to get the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you don't need any kind of coding expertise. The 24/7 tech support crew will also be in a position to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you are not absolutely sure what to do. You should also remember to modify the extension of all of the files that are going to implement SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your site lead to the correct files.