Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, employed to incorporate the content of one file inside a second file. It's employed mostly with online content and it can help to make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote displayed on a variety of web pages within your website, as an example, you can make a text file and replace the quote inside it daily. All webpages where this file is integrated will display the updated quote, so you will not need to change all of them manually each time. SSI could also be used to contain the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present date and time. In this way, you may make your website look much more professional and much more attractive to the website visitors. Pages that use SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

Server Side Includes is available on our modern cloud hosting system, so no matter the Linux cloud website hosting package that you choose, you will be able to use this feature and make your site more dynamic. Everything you must do is going to be create a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain where you wish to use SSI and then add a number of lines of code in it. You will not require any kind of coding skills however, as you can basically copy the necessary code from our help section, or our technical support can help you enable SSI for a specified website. You just have to modify the extension of any html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to these web pages on the website are accurate.