Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, which is used to incorporate the content of one file within a second file. It is used primarily with online content and it can help make a static HTML site more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote shown on numerous webpages of your website, as an example, you can make a text file and replace the quote inside it every day. All the pages in which this file is integrated will show the modified quote, so you will not need to edit every one of them manually every single time. SSI may also be used to include the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present time and date. In this manner, you can make your internet site appear far more professional and more attractive to the website visitors. Pages that use SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

Server Side Includes is available on our modern cloud hosting system, so whatever the cloud website hosting that you choose, you will be able to make use of this function making your website more dynamic. All that you have to do is to make a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you want to use SSI and include a couple of lines of code inside it. You will not need any kind of coding skills though, since you can basically copy the needed code from our help section, or our tech support team can help you activate SSI for any specified site. You just need to change the extension of any html file that will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to these webpages on the site are correct.