Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, employed to add the content of one file within another file. It's used predominantly with online content and it can make a static HTML site far more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote displayed on multiple webpages of your site, for example, you can make a text file and replace the quote in it every day. All of the webpages where this file is included are going to display the modified quote, so you will not have to edit every one of them manually every single time. SSI could also be used to contain the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or the current date and time. By doing this, you may make your website appear more professional and much more appealing to the visitors. Pages that implement SSI have a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting
It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all of the cloud website hosting packages that we offer you and activate it separately for each domain name or subdomain in your hosting account. This can be achieved when using .htaccess file, which needs to be placed in the folder in which you want to use SSI and you have to put a couple of lines of code in that file. You will find the code in our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to simply just copy it, as you don't need any coding expertise to take advantage of all of the capabilities that our services contain. In case you have by now built your website and you wish to employ Server Side Includes later on, you need to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, or else SSI won't work.