Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, employed to add the content of one file inside a second file. It's employed predominantly with online content and it can help make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on a number of web pages within your site, for instance, you can make a text file and replace the quote within it every day. All of the webpages in which this file is incorporated will show the modified quote, so you'll not need to change all of them personally each time. SSI could also be used to contain the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current date and time. This way, you may make your internet site seem far more professional and much more appealing to the website visitors. Web pages that implement SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

All Linux cloud web hosting that we offer you support Server Side Includes, so you can include dynamic elements to your static site which you host on our cloud system. By setting up a blank .htaccess file and typing in several lines of code in it, you're able to activate SSI for a domain name or a subdomain. The file in question should be in the specific folder where you will use SSI and you'll find the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you do not need any kind of coding experience. The 24/7 tech support staff will also be in a position to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you're not absolutely sure what to do. You should additionally remember to modify the extension of all your files that will utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your site lead to the correct files.