Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which lets you incorporate text from a specified source within a website. In the most common situation, the text from one file is incorporated in a different one, giving a website the feeling that it's dynamic. For example, in case your website includes ten pages, five of them can contain the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. Any time you modify this text file, the new content will come up on all five webpages, which will let you revise your website faster and easier than if you had to update an element of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally utilized to contain the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the website, the current time and date or the customer's IP address. Every web page that utilizes SSI will need to have a particular extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting
Server Side Includes is available on our modern cloud hosting system, so no matter the shared hosting you select, it will be possible to utilize this feature making your website a lot more dynamic. Everything you have to do is going to be create a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you want to use SSI and after that include a handful of lines of code inside it. You simply won't require any kind of coding skills though, since you can basically copy the needed code from the help section, or our technical support can assist you to enable SSI for any given website. You just have to modify the extension of the html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to those pages on the website are accurate.