Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a specific source within a website. In the most popular situation, the text from a file is incorporated in another, giving a website the sense that it is dynamic. For instance, if your site is comprised of 10 pages, 5 of them can easily contain the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. If you change this text file, the new content is going to appear on all five webpages, which shall permit you to revise your site much easier than if you had to modify a component of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is at times utilized to contain the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the site, the current date and time or the customer's IP address. Any web page that works by using SSI must have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our modern cloud hosting system, so no matter the shared plan that you pick, it will be possible to utilize this function making your website more dynamic. Everything you will need to do is going to be set up a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain where you would like to use SSI and then include a few lines of code inside. You will not require any coding skills however, as you're able basically copy the necessary code from the help section, or our tech support team can help you activate SSI for any specified website. You just need to customize the extension of the html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to these pages on the site are appropriate.