Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, which is used to add the content of one file within another file. It's utilized mostly with online content and it will make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote shown on various pages within your site, for instance, you can make a text file and replace the quote inside it every day. All the webpages where this file is integrated are going to show the modified quote, so you'll not have to update all of them manually each time. SSI could also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or even the present time and date. This way, you can make your website look far more professional and a lot more attractive to the site visitors. Web pages that use SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

As our customized cloud hosting platform features Server Side Includes on a global level, it's possible to implement this feature with the web hosting packages we have and add in dynamic content to your sites with a couple of mouse clicks. SSI is activated for every particular domain name or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the site folder with only a few lines of code. Certainly, you do not have to become a programmer for that because the necessary code can be copied from the Help article that we have about Server Side Includes. If you would like to utilize this function for your website, you'll want to rename your website files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all links on your site lead to the up-to-date names.