Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, which is used to include the content of one file inside another file. It's employed mostly with online content and it can help to make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on a number of pages on your website, as an example, you can create a text file and replace the quote in it every single day. All the web pages in which this file is incorporated are going to display the updated quote, so you will not have to edit all of them manually every single time. SSI could also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or the current time and date. By doing this, you may make your site appear far more professional and more attractive to the website visitors. Pages that implement SSI have a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
All the cloud hosting that we offer support Server Side Includes, so you're able to include dynamic components to any static website which you host on our cloud system. By creating a clear .htaccess file and entering a few lines of code within it, you're able to activate SSI for a domain or perhaps a subdomain. The file involved should be within the particular folder where you will use SSI and you can discover the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you don't need any coding expertise. The 24/7 technical support team will also be in a position to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you aren't confident what to do. You should also remember to change the extension of all your files that are going to utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your website lead to the right files.