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 utilized principally with online content and it can help make a static HTML website a lot more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote displayed on several web pages on your website, for instance, you can create a text file and replace the quote inside it each day. All of the web pages in which this file is incorporated will show the updated quote, so you will not have to modify every one of them manually every time. SSI could also be used to contain the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or even the current date and time. This way, you may make your internet site seem a lot more professional and a lot more appealing to the website visitors. Pages that implement SSI use a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
Server Side Includes is featured on our progressive cloud hosting system, so no matter the Linux cloud hosting you pick, it's possible to make use of this feature and make your site a lot more dynamic. All you will need to do is going to be set up a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you wish to use SSI and then include a couple of lines of code inside. You will not need any coding skills though, since you can just copy the necessary code from our help section, or our tech support team can assist you to activate SSI for any given website. You need to simply change the extension of any html file that will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to those web pages on the website are correct.