Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, which is used to incorporate the content of one file inside another file. It is utilized typically with online content and it will help make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote shown on a variety of pages of your website, for example, you can make a text file and replace the quote in it daily. All webpages in which this file is incorporated are going to show the modified quote, so you'll not need to edit all of them by hand every single time. SSI could also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or the present time and date. By doing this, you can make your internet site seem far more professional and a lot more appealing to the website visitors. Pages that employ SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

As our custom made cloud hosting system offers Server Side Includes on a global level, it will be possible to implement this feature with all of the cloud web hosting packages we offer you and incorporate dynamic content to your sites with a couple of clicks. SSI is activated for each individual domain name or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the website folder with only a few lines of code. Certainly, you don't need to turn into a coder for that because the required code may be copied from the Help article we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you would like to use this function for your website, it's important to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you have to double-check if all of the links on your site lead to the current names.