Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a specific source inside a web page. In the most widespread case, the text from a file is included in a second one, giving a site the feeling that it is dynamic. For instance, if your website involves ten webpages, 5 of them can easily contain the content of any kind of file, like horoscope.txt. As soon as you change this text file, the updated content will appear on all five web pages, which will let you bring up to date your site faster and easier than if you had to change part of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases used to include 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. Any webpage that makes use of SSI should have a unique extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting
All the cloud web hosting we offer support Server Side Includes, so you can bring in dynamic components to your static site that you host on our cloud platform. By making an empty .htaccess file and adding a couple of lines of code within it, you're able to enable SSI for a domain name or perhaps a subdomain. The file involved must be inside the specific folder where you will use SSI and you can discover the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you do not need any kind of coding experience. The 24/7 tech support crew shall also be in a position to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you aren't certain how to proceed. You should additionally remember to change the extension of all files that are going to implement SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your website lead to the correct files.