Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a given source within a web page. In the most common case, the text from a single file is included in a different one, providing a site the feeling that it is dynamic. For example, if your site features ten webpages, five of them can contain the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. As soon as you modify this text file, the updated content will appear on all of the five pages, which shall permit you to bring up to date your website much easier than if you had to update an element of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes utilized to include the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the website, the current time and date or the customer's IP address. Any web page that works by using SSI should have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

All of the web hosting we offer you support Server Side Includes, so that you can add dynamic elements to your static website which you host on our cloud platform. By making a clear .htaccess file and typing in a couple of lines of code in it, you'll be able to enable SSI for a domain name or a subdomain. The file concerned needs to be within the specific folder where you will make use of SSI you'll be able to see the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you do not need any kind of coding expertise. Our 24/7 technical support staff shall also be able to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you aren't certain how to proceed. You should furthermore make sure to change the extension of all of the files which will utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your site lead to the correct files.