Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a specific source within a website. In the most popular situation, the text from a single file is incorporated in a second one, giving a website the feeling it is dynamic. For example, in case your website is made of 10 web pages, 5 of them can contain the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. In case you alter this text file, the new content is going to appear on all of the five webpages, which shall permit you to revise your site much easier than if you had to change part of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases employed to include the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the site, the present time and date or the visitor's IP address. Any web page that uses SSI will need to have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

It will be easy to use Server Side Includes with all cloud website hosting packages that we offer you and enable it independently for each domain or subdomain inside of your hosting account. This can be done with an .htaccess file, which should be positiioned in the folder where you want to use SSI and you have to enter a few lines of code in that file. You can get the code within our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to simply just copy and paste it, as you do not need any coding knowledge to benefit from all capabilities that our solutions include. In case you have by now built your site and you want to employ Server Side Includes afterwards, you need to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, or else SSI is not going to work.