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 mostly with online content and it will make a static HTML website much more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote shown on numerous pages of your website, as an example, you can create a text file and switch the quote within it every single day. All pages in which this file is included will show the modified quote, so you will not have to edit every one of them personally every time. SSI could also be used to include the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or even the current time and date. By doing this, you can make your website seem much more professional and more attractive to the website visitors. Web pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting
All of the Linux cloud website hosting that we provide support Server Side Includes, so that you can incorporate dynamic components to your static site which you host on our cloud platform. By creating a blank .htaccess file and entering some lines of code inside it, you are able to enable SSI for a domain or perhaps a subdomain. The file in question should be in the exact folder where you will make use of SSI you'll be able to find the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you don't need any kind of coding knowledge. The 24/7 technical support crew shall also be able to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you are not confident what to do. You should furthermore make sure to modify the extension of all files which will make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your site lead to the right files.