Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a specified source in a web page. In the most common situation, the text from one file is included in another, giving a site the sense that it's dynamic. For example, in case your site features ten pages, 5 of them can easily contain the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. Once you modify this text file, the modified content will come up on all five pages, which shall allow you to update your site much easier than if you had to update part of all five pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally utilized to include the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the website, the present date and time or the visitor's IP address. Every web page that employs SSI must have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

Server Side Includes is available on our progressive cloud hosting system, so regardless of the website hosting you pick, it will be possible to use this feature making your site more dynamic. All you will have to do will be to make a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain where you want to use SSI and then include a number of lines of code inside. You simply will not require any coding skills though, as you're able to basically copy the necessary code from our help section, or our technical support can help you enable SSI for a specified site. You need to simply customize the extension of the html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to those pages on the website are appropriate.