Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which lets you include text from a given source within a website. In the most widespread case, the text from a file is integrated in a different one, providing a site the feeling that it's dynamic. For instance, in case your site consists of ten webpages, 5 of them can easily have the content of some file, like horoscope.txt. Once you modify this text file, the new content will appear on all five web pages, which will let you revise your site much easier than if you had to change part of all five pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases utilized to contain the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the site, the current time and date or the visitor's IP address. Any web page that works by using SSI should have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our modern cloud hosting system, so regardless of the cloud web hosting which you pick, it will be possible to make use of this function and make your site a lot more dynamic. Everything you will have to do is to create a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain in which you would like to use SSI and add a few lines of code inside it. You'll not require any kind of coding skills though, since you can simply just copy the needed code from our help section, or our tech support team can assist you to enable SSI for a specified site. You just have to modify the extension of any html file that will use 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 could be activated effortlessly with each and every semi-dedicated server plan that we provide you with and the entire process is going to take you just one minute and merely a couple of mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by creating a blank .htaccess file inside a domain name or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP application of your preference, then typing in a few lines of code, which you will be able to copy from the SSI article inside our in depth Knowledgebase. The only thing left after that shall be to double-check if all pages that shall implement Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and also to update the links to different pages on your website, as a way to reflect the changes in the file extensions.