Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to include text from a given source inside a web page. In the most typical situation, the text from a single file is integrated in another, providing a website the sense that it is dynamic. For example, in case your website includes 10 webpages, five of them can have the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. If you change this text file, the updated content will come up on all five webpages, which will enable you to bring up to date your site much easier than if you had to modify an element of all 5 web 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's displayed on the site, the current date and time or the customer's IP address. Any web page that works by using SSI will need to have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

You will be able to use Server Side Includes with all of the cloud web hosting plans we offer and enable it independently for each and every domain or subdomain inside of your hosting account. This can be done by utilizing an .htaccess file, which needs to be put into the folder in which you want to use SSI and you need to put a few lines of code in that file. You'll find the code in our Knowledgebase area, so you can just copy it, as you don't need any programming knowledge to benefit from all features that our services feature. In case you have already built your site and you want to use Server Side Includes later on, you will need to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, or else SSI won't work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes could be enabled with ease with each semi-dedicated server package that our company offers and the whole process will take you just one minute and just a few clicks. You can activate SSI by creating an empty .htaccess file inside a domain or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP program of your preference, then adding a number of lines of code, which you will be capable to get out of the SSI article inside our detailed Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining then is to double-check if all of the web pages that will implement Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and to edit backlinks to different web pages on your site, so as to represent the modifications in the file extensions.