Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, that is employed to include the content of one file inside of another file. It's used primarily with online content and it could help to make a static HTML site more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote shown on a number of webpages of your site, for instance, you can create a text file and switch the quote within it every single day. All web pages in which this file is integrated will show the modified quote, so you will not have to alter every one of them by hand every single 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 current date and time. By doing this, you can make your internet site seem much more professional and a lot more attractive to the site visitors. Pages that employ SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

As our unique cloud hosting platform has Server Side Includes on a global level, it's possible to use this function with all of the website hosting packages we feature and bring dynamic content to your websites with only a few mouse clicks. SSI is activated for each individual domain name or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the website folder with just a few lines of code. Of course, you do not have to become a developer for that because the needed code can be copied from the Help article we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you would like to use this feature for your website, you'll want to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you will have to double-check if all of the links on your website lead to the updated names.