Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, used to incorporate the content of one file inside another file. It's employed typically with online content and it can make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on various web pages on your website, as an example, you can create a text file and switch the quote inside it every single day. All the webpages where this file is included will show the updated quote, so you will not need to edit them by hand every single time. SSI may also be used to contain the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for instance, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current date and time. In this way, you may make your site appear more professional and more appealing to the site visitors. Web pages that employ SSI get a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
Server Side Includes is available on our innovative cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the Linux cloud hosting which you select, you'll be able to make use of this function making your site much more dynamic. All you will have to do is to create a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain where you wish to use SSI and then add a number of lines of code inside it. You simply will not require any coding skills though, as you can simply just copy the needed code from our help section, or our technical support can help you enable SSI for any specific website. You need to simply change the extension of any html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to those pages on the site are correct.