Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to include text from a given source inside a web page. In the most widespread scenario, the text from one file is integrated in another, giving a site the sense that it's dynamic. For instance, if your website features ten web pages, five of them can have the content of some file, such as horoscope.txt. As soon as you modify this text file, the modified content will come up on all five pages, which will enable you to bring up to date your site much easier than if you had to update an element of all five pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes employed to incorporate the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the site, the current date and time or the customer's IP address. Any webpage that employs SSI should have a unique extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
As our custom made cloud hosting system supports Server Side Includes on a global level, you will be able to work with this function with any of the cloud hosting plans that we have and add in dynamic content to your websites with a few clicks. SSI is activated for every specific domain or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the website folder with just a few lines of code. Of course, you do not have to become a developer for that as the required code may be copied from the Help post that we have about Server Side Includes. If you want to utilize this feature for your website, you'll want to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all of the links on your site point to the modified names.