Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which lets you include text from a specific source inside a web page. In the most common situation, the text from one file is incorporated in another, giving a website the feeling that it is dynamic. For instance, if your site includes ten web pages, 5 of them can easily have the content of some file, like horoscope.txt. If you modify this text file, the modified content will come up on all of the five web pages, which shall help you revise your site faster and easier than if you had to update part of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is at times utilized to include the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the site, the present time and date or the customer's IP address. Every web page that employs SSI will need to have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

Server Side Includes is present on our progressive cloud hosting system, so whatever the Linux website hosting package that you pick, it will be easy to make use of this feature making your site a lot more dynamic. All that you will need to do is going to be make a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain where you want to use SSI and add a number of lines of code inside it. You simply won't require any kind of coding skills though, since you can simply just copy the needed code from the help section, or our tech support team can help you activate SSI for a given website. You just need to change the extension of the html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to these web pages on the website are accurate.