Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, employed to include the content of one file inside another file. It is utilized principally with online content and it will help make a static HTML website much more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote displayed on multiple pages within your site, for example, you can make a text file and replace the quote in it every single day. All the pages in which this file is incorporated are going to display the modified quote, so you will not have to edit them personally each time. SSI can also be used to include the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current date and time. In this manner, you may make your site appear more professional and more appealing to the visitors. Pages that implement SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

As our customized cloud hosting system has Server Side Includes on a global level, it is possible to implement this feature with all of the web hosting packages we have and add dynamic content to your websites with a few clicks. SSI is activated for each specific domain name or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the site folder with just a few lines of code. Naturally, you do not have to become a developer for that since the needed code may be copied from the Help post that we have related to Server Side Includes. If you wish to utilize this feature for your site, you must rename your website files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all of the links on your site lead to the up to date names.