Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which lets you include text from a specific source in a web page. In the most typical scenario, the text from a single file is included in a different one, providing a site the sense that it's dynamic. For instance, if your website has 10 webpages, 5 of them can easily have the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. If you alter this text file, the new content will come up on all of the five webpages, which will permit you to bring up to date your site much easier than if you had to change an element of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases utilized to include the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the website, the present time and date or the visitor's IP address. Every web page that employs SSI should have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

You will be able to use Server Side Includes with all of the cloud hosting plans that we provide and activate it individually for every single domain or subdomain inside of your hosting account. This can be accomplished by utilizing an .htaccess file, which needs to be placed in the folder where you wish to use SSI and you have to type in a few lines of code in that file. You can get the code in our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to simply just copy it, since you don't need any programming expertise to take advantage of all capabilities that our services contain. If you have currently built your website and you wish to use Server Side Includes afterwards, you need to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, otherwise SSI will not work.