Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which lets you include text from a specific source inside a web page. In the most typical situation, the text from a file is incorporated in another, giving a website the feeling that it's dynamic. As an example, if your site is made of 10 pages, five of them can easily have the content of some file, like horoscope.txt. Once you change this text file, the new content will come up on all of the five webpages, which shall enable you to update your website much easier than if you had to update an element of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes employed to incorporate the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the site, the current date and time or the customer's IP address. Any webpage that employs SSI should have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

All of the shared website hosting we provide support Server Side Includes, so you're able to bring in dynamic components to your static website that you host on our cloud platform. By setting up an empty .htaccess file and adding several lines of code in it, you're able to enable SSI for a domain name or perhaps a subdomain. The file involved should be inside the specific folder where you will make use of SSI and you can discover the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you do not need any kind of coding knowledge. The 24/7 tech support team will also be in a position to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you aren't sure what to do. You should furthermore remember to change the extension of all files that are going to make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your website point to the correct files.