Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a specific source inside a website. In the most widespread situation, the text from a file is integrated in another, giving a site the sense it is dynamic. As an example, if your site consists of 10 pages, five of them can easily contain the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. As soon as you alter this text file, the new content will come up on all of the five webpages, which shall permit you to bring up to date your website much easier than if you had to update a part of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes used to contain the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the website, the present time and date or the visitor's IP address. Every webpage that works by using SSI must have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

Server Side Includes is available on our progressive cloud hosting platform, so whatever the hosting plan which you pick, you will be able to utilize this function making your website more dynamic. All that you will have to do will be to create a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you want to use SSI and then add a couple of lines of code inside it. You won't need any kind of coding skills though, as you're able just copy the necessary code from the help section, or our technical support can assist you activate SSI for any given site. You need to simply modify the extension of the html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to those web pages on the site are appropriate.