Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a specified source in a website. In the most typical situation, the text from a single file is included in a different one, providing a website the feeling it is dynamic. As an example, if your website is made of ten pages, five of them can include the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. If you ever alter this text file, the updated content is going to appear on all five webpages, which will allow you to revise your site much easier than if you had to update part of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is at times used to include the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the website, the current time and date or the customer's IP address. Every web page that utilizes SSI should have a particular extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting
Server Side Includes is featured on our modern cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the Linux shared hosting package you choose, you will be able to make use of this feature and make your site a lot more dynamic. Everything you must do will be to set up a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you would like to use SSI and after that include a number of lines of code inside. You simply will not require any coding skills however, as you're able to simply just copy the necessary code from our help section, or our technical support can assist you activate SSI for any given website. You need to simply customize the extension of the html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to these webpages on the website are appropriate.