Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a specific source within a web page. In the most widespread situation, the text from one file is integrated in a different one, providing a website the sense that it's dynamic. As an example, if your website comprises of 10 web pages, five of them can have the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. As soon as you change this text file, the updated content will come up on all of the five web pages, which will enable you to revise your site much easier than if you had to update an element of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases utilized to contain the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the site, the present date and time or the customer's IP address. Any webpage that utilizes SSI must have a particular extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting
Server Side Includes is supported on our modern cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the Linux cloud website hosting that you select, it will be possible to utilize this function making your website more dynamic. All you will need to do is going to be make a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain in which you want to use SSI and then include a handful of lines of code in it. You simply will not require any coding skills however, as you can basically copy the necessary code from the help section, or our tech support team can help you activate SSI for a specific website. You need to simply customize the extension of the html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to those pages on the site are appropriate.