Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, used to include the content of one file inside another file. It's employed typically with online content and it could help to make a static HTML site more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote shown on several pages of your website, as an example, you can make a text file and switch the quote within it daily. All pages in which this file is integrated will display the updated quote, so you'll not have to alter all of them manually every time. SSI may also be used to include the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current date and time. In this manner, you may make your site appear much more professional and much more attractive to the site visitors. Web pages that implement SSI get a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
Since our customized cloud hosting platform offers Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to make use of this function with any of the cloud hosting packages that we have and incorporate dynamic content to your websites with a few clicks. SSI is activated for each specific domain or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the site folder with just a few lines of code. Certainly, you don't have to be a developer for that because the required code may be copied from the Help article we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you'd like to use this feature for your website, it is important to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you will have to double-check if all links on your site lead to the up to date names.