Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which enables you to include text from a given source in a web page. In the most typical situation, the text from a single file is integrated in a second one, providing a website the sense that it's dynamic. As an example, in case your site features ten pages, 5 of them can easily contain the content of some file, such as horoscope.txt. Once you alter this text file, the new content will come up on all of the five webpages, which will allow you to update your site much easier than if you had to update part of all five pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases utilized to include the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the website, the present time and date or the visitor's IP address. Any web page that works by using SSI must have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our innovative cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the Linux web hosting that you pick, you will be able to make use of this function making your website a lot more dynamic. All that you will need to do is to create a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you wish to use SSI and then include a number of lines of code inside. You'll not need any kind of coding skills though, since you can just copy the needed code from the help section, or our technical support can help you activate SSI for any given website. You just need to customize the extension of the html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to those pages on the site are appropriate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes can be enabled easily with every single semi-dedicated server package that our company offers and the whole process will take you only a minute and merely a couple of mouse clicks. You can activate SSI by making an empty .htaccess file within a domain name or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP application of your choosing, then adding a couple of lines of code, that you will be capable to get from the SSI article inside our complete Knowledgebase. The only thing left after that is to double-check if all of the web pages that shall make use of Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and then to edit backlinks to different pages on your site, so as to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.