Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, which is used to incorporate the content of one file within a second file. It is employed mainly with online content and it will help to make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote displayed on a few web pages on your website, for instance, you can make a text file and replace the quote in it every single day. All the web pages in which this file is integrated will display the updated quote, so you will not need to edit all of them manually every time. SSI can also be used to contain the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current date and time. This way, you may make your site look far more professional and more attractive to the site visitors. Web pages that employ SSI have a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
It will be easy to use Server Side Includes with all of the cloud hosting packages that we offer and enable it individually for each and every domain or subdomain in your own hosting account. This can be accomplished when using .htaccess file, which should be put into the folder in which you want to use SSI and you need to enter a couple of lines of code in that file. You can see the code inside our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to simply copy and paste it, as you do not need any programming capabilities to benefit from all functions that our solutions have. If you have by now built your website and you want to use Server Side Includes later on, you have to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, otherwise SSI is not going to work.