Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a specified source inside a website. In the most widespread case, the text from one file is included in a different one, providing a site the sense that it's dynamic. For instance, in case your website features 10 webpages, 5 of them can contain the content of some file, such as horoscope.txt. If you ever change this text file, the modified content will come up on all five webpages, which will permit you to bring up to date your site much easier than if you had to modify part of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally employed to contain the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the site, the current date and time or the customer's IP address. Any webpage that employs SSI will need to have a particular extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all of the cloud hosting packages that we provide and enable it independently for each and every domain name or subdomain in your hosting account. This can be achieved by using an .htaccess file, which needs to be positiioned in the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you have to put a couple of lines of code in that file. You will find the code within our Knowledgebase section, so you can just copy it, as you do not need any programming capabilities to benefit from all of the functions that our solutions include. If you have currently built your website and you would like to use Server Side Includes later, you need to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, otherwise SSI won't work.