Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a given source within a website. In the most popular scenario, the text from a file is included in another, giving a website the feeling it is dynamic. For example, if your site features ten pages, five of them can easily contain the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. As soon as you change this text file, the modified content will appear on all five webpages, which will permit you to bring up to date your website faster and easier than if you had to change an element of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases employed to incorporate the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the site, the present time and date or the visitor's IP address. Every web page that uses SSI must have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

Server Side Includes is present on our innovative cloud hosting system, so no matter the website hosting which you choose, it will be possible to use this function making your site a lot more dynamic. Everything you need to do will be to make a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you wish to use SSI and after that include a handful of lines of code inside it. You simply won't require any coding skills however, as you're able to simply copy the necessary code from the help section, or our technical support can assist you enable SSI for a given site. You need to simply customize the extension of any html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to those webpages on the website are accurate.