Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which lets you include text from a given source inside a web page. In the most popular situation, the text from a single file is incorporated in a different one, providing a website the sense that it's dynamic. For instance, if your website includes 10 webpages, 5 of them can easily include the content of any kind of file, like horoscope.txt. In case you change this text file, the modified content is going to appear on all of the five webpages, which shall enable you to update your site much easier than if you had to change part of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes employed to contain the output of basic 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. Any web page that makes use of SSI will need to have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

All the Linux cloud hosting packages that we offer support Server Side Includes, so you're able to bring in dynamic elements to your static website that you host on our cloud system. By setting up an empty .htaccess file and adding several lines of code inside, you're able to enable SSI for a domain or perhaps a subdomain. The file involved must be within the exact folder where you will use SSI and you can also get the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you do not need any kind of coding practical experience. Our 24/7 technical support staff shall also be capable to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you aren't certain how to proceed. You should also remember to modify the extension of all of the files which will utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your website point to the right files.