Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which lets you incorporate text from a specific source inside a web page. In the most typical situation, the text from a single file is included in another, giving a site the feeling that it is dynamic. As an example, if your site consists of 10 pages, five of them can easily include the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. If you change this text file, the updated content will come up on all of the five web pages, which shall let you bring up to date your website faster and easier than if you had to modify part of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally utilized to include 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 customer's IP address. Every webpage that makes use of SSI should have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

Server Side Includes is available on our innovative cloud hosting system, so no matter the Linux shared web hosting package which you pick, it's possible to utilize this function and make your site much more dynamic. Everything you need to do is going to be make a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you want to use SSI and after that add a couple of lines of code in it. You will not require any kind of coding skills though, as you're able basically copy the necessary code from our help section, or our tech support team can help you activate SSI for a specified site. You just need to modify the extension of the html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to those pages on the website are correct.