Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which lets you incorporate text from a given source inside a web page. In the most popular case, the text from a single file is included in a second one, providing a site the sense it is dynamic. For instance, if your site features 10 pages, five of them can contain the content of some file, like horoscope.txt. In case you modify this text file, the updated content will appear on all of the five pages, which shall permit you to revise your website faster and easier than if you had to change a part of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases utilized to include the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the website, the present time and date or the visitor's IP address. Every web page that uses SSI should have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

Server Side Includes is featured on our modern cloud hosting platform, so no matter the Linux cloud package you select, you'll be able to use this feature and make your site a lot more dynamic. Everything you have 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 include a few lines of code inside it. You simply will not need any coding skills though, as you're able just copy the necessary code from the help section, or our technical support can assist you enable SSI for any specified website. You need to simply modify the extension of any html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to these pages on the site are correct.