Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a specified source inside a web page. In the most popular case, the text from one file is incorporated in a second one, providing a website the feeling that it's dynamic. As an example, in case your website consists of 10 webpages, 5 of them can contain the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. If you ever modify this text file, the updated content will appear on all five pages, which will permit you to revise your website faster and easier than if you had to update a part of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally utilized to incorporate the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the site, the present time and date or the visitor's IP address. Any webpage that employs SSI will need to have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

As our unique cloud hosting platform supports Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to to work with this function with any of the shared website hosting packages we offer you and add in dynamic content to your websites with a few mouse clicks. SSI is enabled for every individual domain or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the site folder with a few lines of code. Of course, you don't need to turn into a developer for that because the needed code may be copied from the Help post we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you wish to utilize this feature for your website, you will need to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you will have to double-check if all of the links on your website point to the updated names.