Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to include text from a specific source inside a website. In the most widespread scenario, the text from a single file is incorporated in a different one, giving a site the feeling that it is dynamic. For example, in case your site consists of ten webpages, five of them can easily have the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. Any time you change this text file, the updated content is going to appear on all five web pages, which will enable you to revise your site faster and easier than if you had to change a part of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases utilized to incorporate the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the website, the current date and time or the customer's IP address. Any web page that uses SSI will need to have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

All Linux shared website hosting packages we provide support Server Side Includes, so you're able to include dynamic components to any static website which you host on our cloud platform. By creating a blank .htaccess file and typing in a few lines of code inside it, you are able to activate SSI for a domain or maybe a subdomain. The file concerned must be inside the particular folder where you will use SSI and you can discover the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you do not need any coding expertise. The 24/7 tech support team will also be able to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you are not confident how to proceed. You should also make sure to modify the extension of all of the files that will use SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your site lead to the right files.