Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to include text from a given source within a web page. In the most popular case, the text from one file is included in a second one, giving a website the feeling that it is dynamic. As an example, in case your site features 10 pages, five of them can contain the content of any kind of file, like horoscope.txt. If you ever modify this text file, the modified content will come up on all five webpages, which will permit you to bring up to date your website faster and easier than if you had to change part of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases utilized to incorporate the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the site, the current time and date or the customer's IP address. Every webpage that makes use of SSI must have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our modern cloud hosting platform, so whatever the cloud plan which you pick, it will be easy to use this function making your website a lot more dynamic. All you need to do is going to be make a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you wish to use SSI and add a handful of lines of code inside. You simply won't need any coding skills however, as you're able to just copy the needed code from the help section, or our tech support team can help you activate SSI for a given site. You just need to change the extension of any html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to those web pages on the site are correct.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes may be enabled with no trouble with every semi-dedicated server package that we provide and the full process will take you under a minute and simply a number of mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by creating an empty .htaccess file within a domain or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP application of your choice, then incorporating a few lines of code, which you'll be able to get out of the SSI article within our extensive Knowledgebase. The one thing left following that will be to double-check if all of the pages that will implement Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and also to edit backlinks to different web pages on your site, in order to represent the changes in the file extensions.