Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a specified source within a web page. In the most common case, the text from one file is included in a different one, providing a site the feeling that it is dynamic. As an example, if your site consists of ten pages, five of them can easily have the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. If you ever change this text file, the modified content will come up on all of the five web pages, which will help you bring up to date your website much easier than if you had to change a part of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is at times utilized to contain the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the site, the present date and time or the customer's IP address. Any web page that works by using SSI will need to have a unique extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting
Since our custom cloud hosting platform features Server Side Includes on a global level, it's possible make use of this function with all of the shared hosting packages we feature and incorporate dynamic content to your websites with a few clicks. SSI can be activated for every particular domain or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the website folder with only a few lines of code. Naturally, there is no need to become a developer for that because the required code can be copied from the Help post we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you want to use this function for your site, you'll have to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all of the links on your website point to the up-to-date names.