Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, employed to include the content of one file inside of another file. It is utilized principally with online content and it can help make a static HTML website much more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote displayed on many webpages of your site, for example, you can make a text file and switch the quote in it each day. All of the pages where this file is incorporated are going to show the updated quote, so you'll not have to update every one of them by hand every single time. SSI may also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the present date and time. In this way, you can make your site seem much more professional and a lot more attractive to the website visitors. Web pages that implement SSI have a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting
You'll be able to use Server Side Includes with all cloud website hosting packages that we offer and enable it independently for each domain or subdomain in your own hosting account. This can be achieved by utilizing an .htaccess file, which should be put into the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you have to type in a few lines of code in that file. You can see the code inside our Knowledgebase section, so you can simply copy and paste it, as you do not need any programming capabilities to take advantage of all capabilities that our solutions include. If you have currently built your site and you would like to employ Server Side Includes later, you must make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, or else SSI will not work.