Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a specific source inside a website. In the most typical case, the text from one file is incorporated in a different one, providing a site the sense it is dynamic. For example, if your site involves ten pages, 5 of them can easily have the content of any kind of file, like horoscope.txt. If you ever change this text file, the new content will appear on all five webpages, which will let you update your website faster and easier than if you had to change a component of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally employed to contain the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the site, the current time and date or the visitor's IP address. Any webpage that works by using SSI must have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

Since our custom cloud hosting system offers Server Side Includes on a global level, you will be able to work with this feature with all of the website hosting packages we offer and add dynamic content to your websites with a couple of mouse clicks. SSI is enabled for each particular domain or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the website folder with a couple of lines of code. Naturally, you do not have to turn into a developer for that because the necessary code may be copied from the Help article we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you would like to employ this feature for your website, you'll have to rename your site files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all links on your site point to the up-to-date names.