Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which lets you incorporate text from a specified source in a web page. In the most widespread situation, the text from a file is incorporated in another, providing a website the sense that it is dynamic. As an example, if your website features 10 pages, 5 of them can easily have the content of some file, such as horoscope.txt. As soon as you modify this text file, the new content will come up on all of the five pages, which shall permit you to revise your website much easier than if you had to update an element of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases utilized to incorporate the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the website, the current date and time or the customer's IP address. Any webpage that uses SSI must have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

All the shared website hosting plans that we provide support Server Side Includes, so you can add dynamic components to any static site that you host on our cloud platform. By creating a blank .htaccess file and typing in a couple of lines of code inside it, you'll be able to activate SSI for a domain or perhaps a subdomain. The file concerned should be within the specific folder where you will use SSI you'll be able to find the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you don't need any coding expertise. The 24/7 technical support team will also be capable to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you are not certain what to do. You should also remember to change the extension of all of the files that will utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your website lead to the right files.