Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to include text from a specific source in a web page. In the most popular situation, the text from one file is integrated in a second one, giving a site the feeling that it is dynamic. For example, in case your website has ten pages, five of them can easily include the content of some file, such as horoscope.txt. If you alter this text file, the updated content will appear on all five pages, which shall permit you to update your site faster and easier than if you had to update part of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally 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. Any web page that uses SSI should have a special extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
Server Side Includes is present on our modern cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the cloud hosting that you pick, it will be easy to use this function making your site a lot more dynamic. All that you will have to do will be to make a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain in which you wish to use SSI and then include a handful of lines of code in it. You simply won't need any kind of coding skills however, as you're able to just copy the necessary code from the help section, or our technical support can assist you enable SSI for a specified site. You just have to change the extension of the html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to those webpages on the website are correct.