Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, used to include the content of one file inside a second file. It's used mainly with online content and it could help to make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote shown on several webpages on your site, for example, you can make a text file and switch the quote inside it daily. All of the web pages where this file is included are going to display the modified quote, so you'll not need to modify every one of them personally each time. SSI can also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or the current time and date. In this manner, you may make your internet site look a lot more professional and more attractive to the site visitors. Web pages that use SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

As our customized cloud hosting system has Server Side Includes on a global level, it's possible make use of this feature with any of the website hosting plans that we offer you and incorporate dynamic content to your sites with a couple of clicks. SSI is enabled for every specific domain name or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the site folder with a few lines of code. Of course, you do not have to be a coder for that as the required code can be copied from the Help post we have about Server Side Includes. If you'd like to use this function for your site, you need to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you have to double-check if all of the links on your website point to the updated names.