Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a specified source in a web page. In the most typical case, the text from one file is included in a second one, providing a site the feeling that it's dynamic. For example, in case your site is made of 10 web pages, 5 of them can have the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. Once you alter this text file, the updated content will appear on all of the five pages, which will permit you to bring up to date your website faster and easier than if you had to update a part of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes used to incorporate the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the website, the present date and time or the customer's IP address. Any web page that employs SSI will need to have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

All cloud website hosting services that we offer you support Server Side Includes, so that you can include dynamic components to any static site that you host on our cloud platform. By creating a blank .htaccess file and entering several lines of code inside it, you are able to activate SSI for a domain or a subdomain. The file in question must be in the exact folder where you will use SSI and you'll discover the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you do not need any kind of coding experience. The 24/7 technical support team will also be in a position to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you are not absolutely sure how to proceed. You should additionally make sure to change the extension of all files that will utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your website point to the right files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It won't take you more than a minute to enable Server Side Includes when you've got a semi-dedicated server package through us. When you choose to enable this function, you will need to make an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain or subdomain where you need SSI to be active. In that file, you must copy some code, which you can get in the FAQ article we have devoted to SSI. You can get the latter within the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't require any previous experience with such matters. The only two things you ought to deal with are renaming all of the webpages that will employ Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and editing all the links on your site, so that they lead to the renamed files.