Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, employed to include the content of one file inside another file. It is used predominantly with online content and it could make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on many pages within your website, as an example, you can make a text file and replace the quote in it daily. All webpages in which this file is incorporated will display the modified quote, so you will not have to edit them manually every single time. SSI could also be used to include the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current time and date. This way, you may make your website look a lot more professional and a lot more appealing to the site visitors. Pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting
All cloud website hosting plans that we offer you support Server Side Includes, so you're able to include dynamic components to your static website that you host on our cloud platform. By setting up an empty .htaccess file and typing in a couple of lines of code inside it, you'll be able to enable SSI for a domain name or a subdomain. The file involved should be in the specific folder where you will make use of SSI and you will discover the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you don't need any coding knowledge. Our 24/7 technical support crew will also be able to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you're not confident what to do. You should additionally remember to modify the extension of all of the files that will make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your website lead to the correct files.