Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to include text from a specified source in a website. In the most typical case, the text from one file is integrated in another, giving a site the feeling that it is dynamic. For example, if your website is comprised of ten web pages, five of them can include the content of some file, like horoscope.txt. If you alter this text file, the updated content will appear on all five web pages, which shall enable you to bring up to date your website much easier than if you had to modify a part of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases employed to incorporate the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the website, the current time and date or the customer's IP address. Any webpage that works by using SSI should have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

All web hosting that we provide support Server Side Includes, so you're able to incorporate dynamic components to your static site which you host on our cloud platform. By creating an empty .htaccess file and adding some lines of code in it, you'll be able to activate SSI for a domain or perhaps a subdomain. The file involved must be within the specific folder where you will use SSI and you can also find the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you don't need any coding expertise. The 24/7 tech support crew will also be able to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you are not absolutely sure what to do. You should additionally make sure to modify the extension of all of the files that are going to implement SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your website lead to the right files.