Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which lets you incorporate text from a given source within a web page. In the most common scenario, the text from one file is included in another, providing a site the sense that it is dynamic. For example, in case your website has ten pages, five of them can have the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. In case you change this text file, the modified content will come up on all five webpages, which will help you bring up to date your website faster and easier than if you had to update an element of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally utilized to contain 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 visitor's IP address. Every webpage that works by using SSI must have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

Server Side Includes is available on our innovative cloud hosting system, so no matter the Linux shared website hosting package you pick, it's possible to make use of this feature making your website a lot more dynamic. Everything you will have to do will be to set up a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you would like to use SSI and then include a handful of lines of code inside it. You will not require any kind of coding skills however, as you're able simply copy the necessary code from the help section, or our technical support can assist you enable SSI for a given website. You just have to change the extension of any html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to those pages on the site are accurate.