Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to include text from a specific source within a web page. In the most widespread situation, the text from a single file is included in a different one, providing a website the sense that it's dynamic. As an example, in case your site involves ten pages, five of them can contain the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. Any time you modify this text file, the updated content will appear on all five web pages, which shall enable you to bring up to date your website much easier than if you had to update an element of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally used to contain the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the site, the current time and date or the visitor's IP address. Every web page that works by using SSI must have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

You will be able to use Server Side Includes with all cloud hosting packages that we offer and activate it separately for every single domain name or subdomain within your hosting account. This can be achieved by utilizing an .htaccess file, which needs to be placed into the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you have to type in a couple of lines of code in that file. You can find the code inside our Knowledgebase area, so you can simply copy it, since you do not need any programming expertise to take advantage of all functions that our services incorporate. If you have currently built your site and you would like to use Server Side Includes afterwards, you will need to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, or else SSI will not work.