Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to include text from a given source within a website. In the most common scenario, the text from a single file is integrated in another, providing a website the feeling it is dynamic. For example, if your website consists of ten web pages, five of them can easily have the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. As soon as you alter this text file, the updated content will appear on all of the five web pages, which shall enable you to revise your site faster and easier than if you had to modify an element of all five pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally used to include the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the website, the present date and time or the visitor's IP address. Every webpage that uses SSI will need to have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

Server Side Includes is present on our innovative cloud hosting platform, so whatever the Linux cloud web hosting package that you pick, it will be possible to make use of this function making your site much more dynamic. All that you will have to do is going to be make a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you wish to use SSI and include a number of lines of code in it. You'll not require any kind of coding skills however, as you're able to simply just copy the needed code from our help section, or our tech support team can assist you to enable SSI for any specified site. You need to simply customize the extension of the html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to those web pages on the site are accurate.