Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple 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 file is integrated in another, giving a site the sense that it is dynamic. As an example, in case your site involves ten webpages, 5 of them can include the content of some file, such as horoscope.txt. As soon as you modify this text file, the modified content is going to appear on all five pages, which shall let you bring up to date your website much easier than if you had to change a component of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases used to incorporate the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the website, the current time and date or the customer's IP address. Every web page that uses SSI should have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

All website hosting plans that we provide support Server Side Includes, so you're able to bring in dynamic elements to your static website that you host on our cloud platform. By setting up a blank .htaccess file and typing in several lines of code inside it, you're able to enable SSI for a domain name or maybe a subdomain. The file concerned needs to be inside the specific folder where you are going to use SSI you'll be able to discover the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you don't need any coding knowledge. Our 24/7 tech support team shall also be able to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you're not sure how to proceed. You should furthermore remember to modify the extension of all your files that will implement SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your website point to the appropriate files.