Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a given source in a website. In the most popular situation, the text from a file is integrated in another, giving a site the feeling that it is dynamic. For instance, if your site has 10 webpages, 5 of them can easily include the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. If you change this text file, the new content will come up on all of the five pages, which shall let you bring up to date your website much easier than if you had to change an element of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is at times used to include the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the site, the present time and date or the visitor's IP address. Every webpage that uses SSI must have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

It is possible to use Server Side Includes with all of the cloud hosting packages that we offer and enable it individually for every domain or subdomain within your hosting account. This can be achieved when using .htaccess file, which should be put into the folder where you wish to use SSI and you have to type in a few lines of code in that file. You will find the code inside our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to simply just copy it, as you don't need any coding expertise to take advantage of all capabilities that our services incorporate. In case you have by now built your website and you wish to use Server Side Includes later, you have to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, otherwise SSI is not going to work.