Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to include text from a given source within a website. In the most common scenario, the text from a single file is included in a different one, giving a site the sense that it is dynamic. As an example, in case your site comprises of 10 web pages, five of them can contain the content of some file, like horoscope.txt. If you ever change this text file, the modified content is going to appear on all five webpages, which shall allow you to update your website faster and easier than if you had to change a part of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is at times utilized to incorporate the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the site, the current time and date or the visitor's IP address. Every webpage that uses SSI must have a special extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting
Server Side Includes is available on our modern cloud hosting system, so whatever the shared web hosting which you pick, it will be possible to use this feature making your website more dynamic. All you will need to do is going to be set up a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain in which you would like to use SSI and include a number of lines of code inside it. You'll not require any kind of coding skills however, as you're able simply copy the necessary code from the help section, or our tech support team can assist you to enable SSI for any specified website. You just need to change the extension of any html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to those pages on the site are appropriate.