Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a specific source inside a web page. In the most typical case, the text from a file is integrated in a different one, giving a site the feeling it is dynamic. For instance, if your site is comprised of 10 web pages, 5 of them can include the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. As soon as you alter this text file, the new content will come up on all five web pages, which will enable you to update your site much easier than if you had to change part of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is at times utilized to incorporate the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the site, the current time and date or the visitor's IP address. Every webpage that makes use of SSI should have a unique extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting
Server Side Includes is present on our modern cloud hosting system, so regardless of the Linux cloud website hosting package that you select, it will be easy to utilize this function making your site much more dynamic. All you will have to do will be to create a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you would like to use SSI and after that add a number of lines of code in it. You won't require any coding skills however, as you can basically copy the necessary code from the help section, or our tech support team can assist you activate SSI for a given site. You just need to change the extension of any html file that will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to these pages on the website are appropriate.