Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, which can be used to add the content of one file within another file. It's used primarily with online content and it can make a static HTML website much more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote shown on various webpages within your website, as an example, you can make a text file and switch the quote inside it every day. All the web pages in which this file is integrated are going to display the updated quote, so you will not need to edit every one of them by hand every time. SSI could also be used to contain the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the present date and time. In this manner, you can make your internet site appear a lot more professional and more appealing to the website visitors. Pages that implement SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

All the cloud hosting we provide support Server Side Includes, so you're able to incorporate dynamic components to any static site which you host on our cloud platform. By setting up an empty .htaccess file and typing in a few lines of code inside, you can enable SSI for a domain name or a subdomain. The file in question should be in the exact folder where you will make use of SSI and you'll find the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you don't need any coding experience. Our 24/7 technical support crew will also be able to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you're not confident what to do. You should also make sure to modify the extension of all of the files that are going to implement SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your website point to the appropriate files.