Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, used to add the content of one file inside of another file. It is utilized typically with online content and it could help make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on numerous web pages within your site, for instance, you can make a text file and switch the quote within it every single day. All the webpages where this file is included will show the modified quote, so you'll not have to modify every one of them by hand every time. SSI may also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or the present date and time. In this way, you can make your site appear much more professional and a lot more appealing to the visitors. Pages that employ SSI have a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
Server Side Includes is featured on our progressive cloud hosting platform, so no matter the cloud service you pick, you will be able to utilize this function and make your website more dynamic. All that you need to do is to create a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you wish to use SSI and add a couple of lines of code inside. You simply won't require any kind of coding skills though, as you can simply just copy the needed code from the help section, or our tech support team can assist you to activate SSI for any specified website. You just need to customize the extension of any html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to these pages on the site are accurate.