Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, employed to add the content of one file inside another file. It's utilized predominantly with online content and it could make a static HTML site more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote shown on a few pages on your site, for example, you can make a text file and switch the quote within it daily. All of the webpages where this file is included will show the updated quote, so you'll not need to alter them personally every single time. SSI may also be used to contain the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current date and time. By doing this, you may make your website appear more professional and a lot more attractive to the website visitors. Pages that use SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

Server Side Includes is available on our innovative cloud hosting platform, so no matter the cloud web hosting which you select, you will be able to make use of this function making your website much more dynamic. Everything you need to do will be to create a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you want to use SSI and then include a couple of lines of code inside it. You simply won't require any kind of coding skills however, as you're able to simply just copy the necessary code from the help section, or our tech support team can assist you activate SSI for a given website. You just have to change the extension of the html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to those web pages on the website are accurate.