Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to include text from a specific source within a web page. In the most widespread case, the text from a file is included in a second one, providing a website the feeling that it's dynamic. For instance, in case your website is made of ten pages, 5 of them can easily contain the content of any kind of file, like horoscope.txt. Any time you alter this text file, the modified content will come up on all five webpages, which shall enable you to revise your site faster and easier than if you had to update an element of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally employed to incorporate the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the site, the current date and time or the customer's IP address. Every web page that uses SSI should have a special extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting
Server Side Includes is featured on our innovative cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the shared plan you select, it will be possible to utilize this feature making your site more dynamic. All you need to do will be to set up a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you would like to use SSI and after that include a number of lines of code in it. You'll not require any kind of coding skills though, as you can basically copy the needed code from the help section, or our tech support team can assist you to activate SSI for any specified website. You need to simply change the extension of the html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to those web pages on the site are accurate.