Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to include text from a specified source in a web page. In the most common case, the text from one file is included in a second one, providing a website the sense that it's dynamic. As an example, if your site consists of 10 web pages, 5 of them can easily have the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. Once you alter this text file, the updated content will appear on all of the five web pages, which shall enable you to update your site much easier than if you had to modify an element of all five pages. Server Side Includes is at times employed to contain the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the website, the current time and date or the visitor's IP address. Every web page that makes use of SSI will need to have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

Server Side Includes is present on our modern cloud hosting system, so whatever the Linux cloud web hosting which you choose, it's possible to utilize this function and make your site a lot more dynamic. Everything you have 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 include a number of lines of code in it. You simply will not require any coding skills though, as you can simply just copy the needed code from the help section, or our tech support team can help you activate SSI for any specified website. You just have to change the extension of the html file that will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to those pages on the site are correct.