Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, which can be used to incorporate the content of one file within another file. It's used mostly with online content and it could help to make a static HTML website much more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote displayed on a number of pages within your site, as an example, you can make a text file and switch the quote inside it each day. All web pages where this file is integrated are going to display the modified quote, so you will not need to alter every one of them by hand each time. SSI can also be used to include the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the present date and time. In this way, you can make your website appear much more professional and more appealing to the site visitors. Web pages that implement SSI have a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
All cloud hosting that we offer support Server Side Includes, so that you can include dynamic elements to any static site that you host on our cloud platform. By setting up an empty .htaccess file and adding a few lines of code inside it, you're able to activate SSI for a domain or a subdomain. The file concerned should be within the exact folder where you will make use of SSI and you can also see the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you don't need any coding practical experience. Our 24/7 tech support team will also be in a position to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you are not confident what to do. You should furthermore remember to change the extension of all your files which will make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your website point to the proper files.