Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to include text from a given source inside a website. In the most common case, the text from a file is incorporated in another, providing a site the feeling it is dynamic. For instance, in case your website features ten web pages, five of them can contain the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. Once you alter this text file, the new content will appear on all of the five webpages, which shall allow you to update your website much easier than if you had to modify a part of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is at times utilized to incorporate the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the website, the current date and time or the customer's IP address. Every webpage that utilizes SSI will need to have a special extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all cloud hosting plans that we offer you and enable it separately for each and every domain or subdomain inside of your hosting account. This can be done when using an .htaccess file, which needs to be positiioned in the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you have to put a few lines of code in that file. You can find the code in our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to simply copy it, since you do not need any coding expertise to take advantage of all capabilities that our solutions have. In case you have currently built your website and you want to employ Server Side Includes later on, you have to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, otherwise SSI is not going to work.