Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a given source within a web page. In the most typical scenario, the text from a single file is integrated in a second one, giving a website the feeling that it is dynamic. As an example, if your website has 10 pages, five of them can easily contain the content of any kind of file, like horoscope.txt. If you modify this text file, the new content will appear on all of the five pages, which will permit you to revise your website faster and easier than if you had to modify an element of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes utilized to include the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the site, the current time and date or the visitor's IP address. Every webpage that makes use of SSI must have a special extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting
Server Side Includes is supported on our innovative cloud hosting platform, so whatever the Linux shared hosting which you select, it's possible to use this feature making your site a lot more dynamic. All that you will need to do is going to be set up a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain where you would like to use SSI and after that add a number of lines of code in it. You simply won't require any kind of coding skills however, as you can simply copy the necessary code from the help section, or our tech support team can help you enable SSI for any specific website. You just have to modify the extension of any html file that will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to these web pages on the site are appropriate.