Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, which is used to include the content of one file inside another file. It's employed principally with online content and it will help to make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote displayed on multiple web pages on your website, for instance, you can create a text file and replace the quote in it daily. All pages where this file is integrated are going to display the updated quote, so you will not have to modify every one of them by hand each time. SSI may also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or the current date and time. In this manner, you can make your website look much more professional and a lot more attractive to the visitors. Web pages that implement SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

Since our custom made cloud hosting system offers Server Side Includes on a global level, it will be possible make use of this feature with the cloud web hosting packages we offer you and add dynamic content to your websites with just a few mouse clicks. SSI is activated for every specific domain or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the website folder with a few lines of code. Naturally, there is no need to become a programmer for that since the necessary code can be copied from the Help post that we have related to Server Side Includes. If you'd like to use this feature for your site, you have to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you will have to double-check if all links on your website point to the up-to-date names.