Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, which is used to incorporate the content of one file inside another file. It's used typically with online content and it could help to make a static HTML site far more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote displayed on a few web pages within your website, for instance, you can create a text file and switch the quote inside it daily. All of the pages in which this file is integrated will display the modified quote, so you'll not need to update them by hand every single time. SSI could also be used to include the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or even the current date and time. This way, you can make your internet site seem far more professional and much more attractive to the site visitors. Web pages that employ SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

Server Side Includes is featured on our modern cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the cloud web hosting that you choose, you'll be able to make use of this feature and make your website more dynamic. All that you need to do is to set up a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you want to use SSI and then include a couple of lines of code inside. You'll not require any coding skills however, as you're able simply just copy the necessary code from our help section, or our technical support can assist you to enable SSI for a specified website. You just need to customize the extension of the html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to those web pages on the site are appropriate.