Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a specified source within a website. In the most common scenario, the text from a file is incorporated in another, providing a site the sense it is dynamic. For instance, in case your site is comprised of ten pages, five of them can have the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. If you ever change this text file, the updated content will come up on all of the five web pages, which shall help you bring up to date your site faster and easier than if you had to update a component of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases employed to contain the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the website, the current date and time or the customer's IP address. Every web page that makes use of SSI should have a special extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Hosting
Server Side Includes is present on our progressive cloud hosting system, so no matter the Linux hosting which you pick, it will be easy to use this feature making your site more dynamic. Everything you will have to do is to make a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain in which you want to use SSI and include a few lines of code inside. You simply won't require any kind of coding skills however, as you're able to simply copy the necessary code from our help section, or our tech support team can assist you activate SSI for any specified website. You just need to modify the extension of the html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to these pages on the site are correct.