Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which lets you include text from a specific source in a web page. In the most typical situation, the text from a file is incorporated in another, giving a site the feeling that it is dynamic. For example, if your site comprises of ten pages, five of them can have the content of some file, like horoscope.txt. If you modify this text file, the new content will come up on all of the five web pages, which will enable you to revise your website much easier than if you had to change a component of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally utilized to incorporate the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the website, the present date and time or the visitor's IP address. Every webpage that works by using SSI should have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

As our custom made cloud hosting system supports Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to implement this function with all of the cloud web hosting packages that we offer you and incorporate dynamic content to your sites with only a few mouse clicks. SSI can be activated for every particular domain or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the site folder with a couple of lines of code. Naturally, you do not have to turn into a programmer for that because the required code can be copied from the Help post we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you wish to employ this feature for your website, you'll want to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you have to double-check if all links on your website point to the updated names.