Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, used to include the content of one file inside a second file. It is employed primarily with online content and it will help make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on various webpages on your website, for example, you can create a text file and replace the quote inside it each day. All of the webpages where this file is integrated will show the updated quote, so you'll not need to edit every one of them personally every time. SSI could also be used to contain the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present time and date. In this manner, you may make your website look more professional and much more appealing to the visitors. Pages that employ SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

As our unique cloud hosting system offers Server Side Includes on a global level, you are able to use this function with the hosting plans that we feature and add in dynamic content to your websites with a few clicks. SSI can be enabled for each particular domain name or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the site folder with only a few lines of code. Certainly, you don't have to become a developer for that since the required code can be copied from the Help post that we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you wish to employ this feature for your website, you will need to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you have to double-check if all of the links on your website point to the updated names.