Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to include text from a specific source inside a website. In the most widespread scenario, the text from a single file is incorporated in a second one, providing a site the sense it is dynamic. As an example, if your website comprises of ten web pages, 5 of them can have the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. Once you change this text file, the modified content is going to appear on all of the five web pages, which shall enable you to bring up to date your website faster and easier than if you had to update a part of all five pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally employed to include 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. Every webpage that works by using SSI will need to have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all cloud website hosting plans we offer you and activate it independently for every domain name or subdomain in your hosting account. This can be achieved when using .htaccess file, which should be put into the folder where you wish to use SSI and you have to type in a couple of lines of code in that file. You can see the code in our Knowledgebase area, so you can simply just copy it, as you do not need any programming expertise to take advantage of all of the features that our solutions have. If you have currently built your website and you want to employ Server Side Includes later on, you need to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, otherwise SSI is not going to work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes may be activated with no trouble with each semi-dedicated server plan that our company offers and the full process shall take you only a minute and just a number of clicks. You can enable SSI by setting up an empty .htaccess file within a domain name or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP app of your preference, then typing in a number of lines of code, that you will be capable to get out of the SSI article inside our extensive Knowledgebase. The only thing left following that will be to double-check if all of the pages that shall implement Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and also to update backlinks to different web pages on your website, so as to represent the modifications in the file extensions.