Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to include text from a given source inside a website. In the most common scenario, the text from one file is included in a different one, providing a website the feeling that it is dynamic. For instance, in case your website is made of 10 pages, five of them can include the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. As soon as you modify this text file, the updated content will come up on all of the five webpages, which will permit you to bring up to date your site faster and easier than if you had to change a part of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally utilized to contain the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the site, the present date and time or the visitor's IP address. Every webpage that makes use of SSI will need to have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

All of the Linux cloud web hosting we provide support Server Side Includes, so that you can add dynamic components to your static site which you host on our cloud system. By making a clear .htaccess file and typing in some lines of code in it, you can activate SSI for a domain name or perhaps a subdomain. The file involved needs to be within the exact folder where you will use SSI and you can find the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you don't need any coding practical experience. Our 24/7 tech support staff shall also be capable to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you're not sure what to do. You should furthermore remember to change the extension of all files that will use SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your website point to the right files.