Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, which is used to add the content of one file inside another file. It's employed primarily with online content and it could make a static HTML site far more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote shown on multiple webpages within your site, for example, you can create a text file and switch the quote in it each day. All of the pages where this file is integrated will display the updated quote, so you will not need to change every one of them manually every time. SSI can also be used to contain the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current time and date. In this way, you can make your website seem more professional and much more attractive to the site visitors. Pages that implement SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all cloud hosting plans that we offer and activate it separately for every single domain or subdomain in your hosting account. This can be achieved when using an .htaccess file, which should be placed into the folder where you want to use SSI and you have to type in a few lines of code in that file. You'll find the code inside our Knowledgebase area, so you can just copy and paste it, since you don't need any coding knowledge to benefit from all of the features that our services include. In case you have by now built your website and you want to employ Server Side Includes afterwards, you must make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, otherwise SSI is not going to work.