Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, which is used to include the content of one file inside another file. It's utilized mostly with online content and it can help to make a static HTML site more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote shown on several pages on your website, as an example, you can make a text file and switch the quote inside it daily. All the webpages where this file is included are going to show the modified quote, so you will not need to alter all of them by hand every single time. SSI could also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or even the present time and date. This way, you can make your internet site appear much more professional and much more attractive to the visitors. Pages that implement SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

As our customized cloud hosting platform offers Server Side Includes on a global level, you are able to make use of this function with the hosting plans we feature and incorporate dynamic content to your sites with only a few clicks. SSI can be enabled for each particular domain or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the website folder with just a few lines of code. Naturally, there is no need to be a developer for that as the needed code can be copied from the Help post that we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you wish to utilize this function for your website, it's important to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you will have to double-check if all of the links on your site point to the current names.