Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a specified source inside a web page. In the most common scenario, the text from one file is integrated in a different one, giving a site the feeling that it's dynamic. For instance, if your website has ten pages, five of them can contain the content of some file, like horoscope.txt. Any time you alter this text file, the new content will come up on all five webpages, which will help you bring up to date your website much easier than if you had to update a part of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is at times employed to incorporate the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the website, the present date and time or the visitor's IP address. Every web page that employs SSI should have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

All of the Linux shared website hosting packages that we offer you support Server Side Includes, so that you can add dynamic components to your static site which you host on our cloud platform. By setting up a clear .htaccess file and adding some lines of code within it, you're able to activate SSI for a domain name or maybe a subdomain. The file concerned should be inside the exact folder where you are going to use SSI and you can discover the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you don't need any coding experience. Our 24/7 tech support staff will also be able to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you aren't absolutely sure what to do. You should additionally make sure to change the extension of all of the files which will make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your website lead to the appropriate files.