Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to include text from a specified source in a website. In the most typical situation, the text from one file is included in a different one, providing a website the sense that it's dynamic. As an example, if your site has ten pages, five of them can have the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. As soon as you alter this text file, the modified content will appear on all five pages, which will permit you to bring up to date your site faster and easier than if you had to modify an element of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes used to contain the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the website, the current date and time or the customer's IP address. Any webpage that employs SSI should have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

Since our custom made cloud hosting system supports Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to to implement this feature with the hosting plans we offer and incorporate dynamic content to your websites with a couple of clicks. SSI can be activated for each individual domain name or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the website folder with only a few lines of code. Certainly, you don't need to become a programmer for that since the necessary code can be copied from the Help post we have about Server Side Includes. If you wish to employ this feature for your website, you have to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you will have to double-check if all links on your site point to the modified names.