Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which enables you to include text from a given source inside a web page. In the most common scenario, the text from a single file is integrated in another, giving a website the feeling it is dynamic. For instance, if your site consists of ten pages, five of them can include the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. If you change this text file, the new content will appear on all of the five webpages, which will enable you to bring up to date your site much easier than if you had to modify a part of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes utilized to include the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the site, the present date and time or the customer's IP address. Every web page that makes use of SSI must have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

All cloud hosting plans that we offer you support Server Side Includes, so that you can bring in dynamic elements to any static website which you host on our cloud system. By making a clear .htaccess file and typing in some lines of code in it, you can enable SSI for a domain name or maybe a subdomain. The file involved must be inside the exact folder where you will use SSI and you will see the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you don't need any kind of coding practical experience. The 24/7 technical support team shall also be able to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you're not certain what to do. You should additionally make sure to modify the extension of all files that will make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your site lead to the right files.