Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which lets you include text from a specified source in a website. In the most common situation, the text from a file is included in another, giving a website the feeling it is dynamic. For example, if your site consists of ten pages, 5 of them can easily include the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. Any time you change this text file, the modified content will appear on all five web pages, which shall let you bring up to date your site much easier than if you had to change an element of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes employed to incorporate the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the site, the present time and date or the visitor's IP address. Every webpage that works by using SSI must have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

Server Side Includes is featured on our modern cloud hosting platform, so no matter the Linux shared hosting which you choose, it will be easy to use this function and make your site a lot more dynamic. Everything you must do is to make a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain where you wish to use SSI and include a handful of lines of code inside. You simply won't require any kind of coding skills however, since you can just copy the needed code from our help section, or our tech support team can help you activate SSI for a specified website. You need to simply customize the extension of the html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to those pages on the site are accurate.