Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, used to incorporate the content of one file inside of another file. It is employed principally with online content and it could help to make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote shown on a variety of pages on your site, for instance, you can create a text file and switch the quote inside it every day. All the pages where this file is incorporated will show the modified quote, so you'll not have to modify them by hand each time. SSI may also be used to include the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or even the current time and date. By doing this, you may make your website look much more professional and more attractive to the visitors. Web pages that use SSI use a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
Since our custom made cloud hosting platform has Server Side Includes on a global level, you are able to work with this feature with the cloud hosting packages we have and bring dynamic content to your websites with just a few mouse clicks. SSI is activated for each individual domain name or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the site folder with only a few lines of code. Certainly, you don't have to turn into a developer for that as the necessary code may be copied from the Help post that we have related to Server Side Includes. If you'd like to use this feature for your site, you must rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all of the links on your site point to the up-to-date names.