Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which lets you incorporate text from a specific source in a web page. In the most common scenario, the text from a single file is integrated in another, providing a site the sense that it's dynamic. As an example, in case your website includes ten web pages, five of them can contain the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. Any time you alter this text file, the updated content will appear on all five web pages, which will help you bring up to date your site much easier than if you had to modify a component of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes used to include the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the site, the present time and date or the customer's IP address. Any web page that uses SSI should have a unique extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting
It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all of the cloud web hosting packages we provide and enable it individually for every domain or subdomain in your hosting account. This can be done with an .htaccess file, which should be put into the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you have to put a couple of lines of code in that file. You can see the code in our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to simply just copy and paste it, since you don't need any programming capabilities to benefit from all of the capabilities that our services have. If you have already built your site and you wish to use Server Side Includes later on, you must ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, or else SSI is not going to work.