Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which lets you include text from a specific source inside a website. In the most typical scenario, the text from one file is integrated in a second one, giving a site the sense that it's dynamic. As an example, if your website comprises of ten webpages, five of them can easily include the content of some file, like horoscope.txt. Once you modify this text file, the updated content will come up on all of the five webpages, which shall allow you to update your site much easier than if you had to modify an element of all five web 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 website, the current time and date or the visitor's IP address. Any web page that utilizes SSI should have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

All website hosting that we offer you support Server Side Includes, so you're able to add dynamic components to any static site which you host on our cloud system. By making a clear .htaccess file and adding some lines of code inside, you are able to activate SSI for a domain name or maybe a subdomain. The file involved needs to be inside the specific folder where you will use SSI you'll be able to find the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you don't need any coding experience. The 24/7 technical support team will also be able to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you're not certain what to do. You should also make sure to modify the extension of all your files that will make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your website point to the correct files.