Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a given source inside a web page. In the most common situation, the text from a file is incorporated in a different one, providing a website the feeling it is dynamic. As an example, if your website involves ten webpages, five of them can easily have the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. If you ever change this text file, the new content is going to appear on all of the five web pages, which will permit you to bring up to date your website faster and easier than if you had to modify an element of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes used to include the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the site, the current date and time or the visitor's IP address. Every web page that makes use of SSI will need to have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

All Linux cloud packages we provide support Server Side Includes, so you're able to incorporate dynamic components to any static site which you host on our cloud platform. By creating an empty .htaccess file and entering a few lines of code in it, you're able to enable SSI for a domain or maybe a subdomain. The file involved should be inside the exact folder where you will make use of SSI and you will get the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you don't need any coding experience. Our 24/7 technical support team shall also be in a position to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you're not confident how to proceed. You should additionally remember to change the extension of all files that will make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your website point to the proper files.