Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, which is often used to include the content of one file inside of another file. It is used primarily with online content and it will help make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on many pages of your site, for instance, you can create a text file and replace the quote within it every single day. All the webpages in which this file is included will show the updated quote, so you will not need to alter all of them by hand every time. SSI can 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 even the current time and date. By doing this, you can make your internet site seem more professional and a lot more appealing to the site visitors. Web pages that use SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

All of the Linux cloud website hosting we offer support Server Side Includes, so you're able to bring in dynamic elements to any static site which you host on our cloud platform. By making an empty .htaccess file and adding a couple of lines of code within it, you'll be able to enable SSI for a domain name or maybe a subdomain. The file in question needs to be in the particular folder where you will make use of SSI you'll be able to find the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you don't need any coding practical experience. Our 24/7 tech support staff shall also be in a position to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you aren't absolutely sure what to do. You should additionally remember to modify the extension of all your files which will make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your site point to the right files.