Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, which can be used to add the content of one file within another file. It is employed principally with online content and it will help make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on a few webpages on your website, for instance, you can create a text file and replace the quote within it every single day. All pages in which this file is included will show the updated quote, so you'll not need to modify every one of them by hand every single time. SSI may also be used to contain the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current time and date. In this manner, you may make your internet site look far more professional and much more appealing to the website visitors. Web pages that implement SSI use a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
Server Side Includes is present on our progressive cloud hosting platform, so whatever the Linux cloud hosting that you select, you will be able to utilize this feature and make your site more dynamic. All that you have to do will be to make a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain where you want to use SSI and after that add a handful of lines of code inside. You simply will not need any kind of coding skills however, as you can basically copy the needed code from our help section, or our tech support team can assist you enable SSI for any given site. You just have to modify the extension of any html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to these pages on the site are accurate.