Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, that is employed to incorporate the content of one file within a second file. It's utilized mainly with online content and it can make a static HTML site far more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on a number of pages of your website, for example, you can make a text file and replace the quote in it each day. All the webpages in which this file is integrated will display the modified quote, so you will not have to update every one of them personally every single time. SSI can also be used to contain the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current time and date. This way, you can make your website look far more professional and a lot more appealing to the visitors. Web pages that employ SSI get a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
All the Linux cloud hosting packages that we offer you support Server Side Includes, so you can bring in dynamic components to any static website which you host on our cloud platform. By setting up a clear .htaccess file and adding a couple of lines of code in it, you'll be able to enable SSI for a domain name or maybe a subdomain. The file involved needs to be inside the exact folder where you are going to use SSI and you can see the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you don't need any coding knowledge. The 24/7 tech support crew will also be able to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you're not certain what to do. You should additionally make sure to change the extension of all your files that are going to make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your site point to the correct files.