Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which lets you incorporate text from a specified source inside a web page. In the most typical situation, the text from a single file is included in a different one, providing a website the sense that it's dynamic. For instance, if your site includes 10 web pages, five of them can easily have the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. If you ever alter this text file, the updated content is going to appear on all five pages, which shall allow you to bring up to date your site much easier than if you had to update an element of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally used to include the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the site, the current date and time or the visitor's IP address. Any webpage that makes use of SSI must have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

All of the cloud web hosting we offer you support Server Side Includes, so you can add dynamic elements to any static site that you host on our cloud system. By setting up a blank .htaccess file and typing in a couple of lines of code inside, you'll be able to activate SSI for a domain name or maybe a subdomain. The file involved must be in the particular folder where you will use SSI and you can also find the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you do not need any kind of coding experience. Our 24/7 tech support team will also be able to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you aren't absolutely sure how to proceed. You should furthermore make sure to modify the extension of all your files that are going to utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your site lead to the appropriate files.