Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a specific source inside a web page. In the most widespread situation, the text from a file is integrated in a second one, providing a site the sense that it is dynamic. As an example, in case your site is made of ten web pages, five of them can easily have the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. In case you modify this text file, the modified content is going to appear on all of the five webpages, which shall allow you to update your site faster and easier than if you had to modify a part of all five pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes employed to include the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the site, the present time and date or the customer's IP address. Every webpage that makes use of SSI will need to have a unique extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting
Server Side Includes is available on our modern cloud hosting system, so regardless of the cloud website hosting service that you pick, you'll be able to utilize this feature and make your website more dynamic. All you have to do is going to be set up a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain where you would like to use SSI and include a handful of lines of code in it. You'll not need any kind of coding skills however, as you're able to basically copy the necessary code from our help section, or our technical support can help you activate SSI for a given website. You just have to customize the extension of the html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to these web pages on the site are appropriate.