Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a given source inside a web page. In the most typical case, the text from a file is integrated in a second one, providing a site the feeling that it is dynamic. As an example, in case your website comprises of ten webpages, 5 of them can include the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. As soon as you change this text file, the updated content will come up on all of the five web pages, which shall let you update your website much easier than if you had to change a component of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is at times employed to contain the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the site, the present date and time or the customer's IP address. Every webpage that works by using SSI should have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

Server Side Includes is available on our progressive cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the Linux cloud web hosting which you select, it will be easy to use this function making your site much more dynamic. All you need to do is going to be make a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain in which you want to use SSI and after that add a couple of lines of code inside it. You'll not need any kind of coding skills however, as you're able simply just copy the necessary code from our help section, or our technical support can assist you to enable SSI for any specified site. You just need to change the extension of the html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to these web pages on the site are correct.