Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to include text from a specified source within a web page. In the most popular case, the text from a single file is included in a different one, providing a site the sense that it is dynamic. For instance, in case your website is made of 10 webpages, 5 of them can include the content of any kind of file, like horoscope.txt. As soon as you alter this text file, the modified content will appear on all of the five webpages, which shall help you bring up to date your website faster and easier than if you had to update an element of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally employed to contain the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the site, the present date and time or the visitor's IP address. Any webpage that utilizes SSI will need to have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

You'll be able to use Server Side Includes with all cloud web hosting packages that we offer you and enable it separately for each domain name or subdomain in your hosting account. This can be done by utilizing an .htaccess file, which needs to be placed into the folder where you want to use SSI and you have to put a few lines of code in that file. You will find the code inside our Knowledgebase area, so you can simply just copy and paste it, as you do not need any programming capabilities to benefit from all of the characteristics that our services come with. In case you have already built your site and you would like to employ Server Side Includes afterwards, you will need to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, otherwise SSI is not going to work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes can be activated with ease with every single semi-dedicated server plan that our company offers and the whole process is going to take you less than a minute and only a couple of clicks. You can enable SSI by setting up an empty .htaccess file within a domain name or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP application of your preference, then typing in a couple of lines of code, that you will be able to get out of the SSI article within our extensive Knowledgebase. The one thing left after that shall be to double-check if all of the webpages that shall implement Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and also to change the links to different pages on your website, as a way to represent the modifications in the file extensions.