Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, which is used to include the content of one file inside another file. It's utilized predominantly with online content and it will help make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote displayed on several pages of your website, as an example, you can make a text file and replace the quote inside it each day. All pages where this file is integrated will show the modified quote, so you'll not need to update them manually each time. SSI could also be used to include the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current time and date. In this manner, you may make your site seem a lot more professional and more attractive to the site visitors. Pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

You will be able to use Server Side Includes with all of the cloud website hosting plans we provide and activate it individually for every domain name or subdomain inside of your hosting account. This can be accomplished by utilizing an .htaccess file, which needs to be positiioned in the folder in which you want to use SSI and you have to enter a few lines of code in that file. You can see the code in our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to just copy and paste it, as you don't need any programming knowledge to benefit from all of the features that our solutions include. If you have by now built your site and you wish to use Server Side Includes later, you need to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, otherwise SSI won't work.