Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a specified source within a web page. In the most common case, the text from a single file is integrated in a second one, providing a site the sense it is dynamic. For example, in case your website involves ten web pages, five of them can easily include the content of some file, like horoscope.txt. Once you change this text file, the new content is going to appear on all five webpages, which shall permit you to bring up to date your site faster and easier than if you had to update an element of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes utilized to contain the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the site, the current time and date or the visitor's IP address. Every webpage that uses SSI should have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our modern cloud hosting platform, so whatever the Linux cloud package which you choose, it will be possible to make use of this feature making your website a lot more dynamic. Everything you will need to do is going to be set up a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain where you want to use SSI and after that add a couple of lines of code inside it. You'll not require any coding skills however, as you're able simply just copy the needed code from the help section, or our tech support team can assist you enable SSI for a specified site. You need to simply modify the extension of the html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to those web pages on the website are appropriate.