Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which enables you to include text from a specific source in a website. In the most popular case, the text from one file is incorporated in a second one, giving a site the sense that it is dynamic. For instance, in case your website is comprised of ten webpages, five of them can easily contain the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. As soon as you modify this text file, the updated content is going to appear on all five web pages, which shall help you bring up to date your website much easier than if you had to modify an element of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is at times used to incorporate 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 visitor's IP address. Every webpage that uses SSI should have a special 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 hosting you choose, it will be easy to make use of this feature making your website a lot more dynamic. Everything you must do will be to create a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain where you want to use SSI and after that include a couple of lines of code inside. You won't require any kind of coding skills though, since you can simply copy the needed code from our help section, or our tech support team can help you activate SSI for a given website. You need to simply change the extension of any html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to these pages on the website are accurate.