Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, which is used to add the content of one file inside a second file. It is used primarily with online content and it can help to make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote shown on multiple pages of your site, as an example, you can create a text file and replace the quote inside it every day. All web pages where this file is included are going to show the modified quote, so you'll not have to alter all of them manually each 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 even the present date and time. In this manner, you can make your internet site seem a lot more professional and much more attractive to the visitors. Web pages that implement SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

As our customized cloud hosting system offers Server Side Includes on a global level, you are able to implement this feature with any of the hosting packages that we have and add in dynamic content to your websites with just a few mouse clicks. SSI can be activated for every individual domain name or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the site folder with a few lines of code. Naturally, there is no need to become a developer for that as the required code may be copied from the Help article we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you would like to utilize this function for your website, you have to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all links on your website point to the up to date names.