Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to include text from a specific source inside a website. In the most typical scenario, the text from a single file is integrated in a different one, giving a site the feeling that it is dynamic. As an example, in case your website is comprised of 10 pages, five of them can contain the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. If you ever alter this text file, the new content is going to appear on all five webpages, which shall help you update your site faster and easier than if you had to update a component of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is at times utilized to contain the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the site, the present date and time or the visitor's IP address. Every webpage that uses SSI should have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all cloud website hosting packages that we offer and activate it independently for each and every domain name or subdomain in your own hosting account. This can be done by utilizing an .htaccess file, which needs to be put into the folder where you wish to use SSI and you have to put a few lines of code in that file. You can get the code inside our Knowledgebase area, so you can simply copy and paste it, as you do not need any programming skills to take advantage of all of the functions that our solutions contain. In case you have already built your site and you wish to use Server Side Includes later, you need to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, or else SSI is not going to work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes may be enabled in no time with every single semi-dedicated server plan that we provide you with and the entire process is going to take you under a minute and simply several clicks. You can activate SSI by creating an empty .htaccess file in a domain or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP app of your choosing, then adding a few lines of code, that you will be capable to copy from the SSI article inside our extensive Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining following that is to double-check if all of the web pages that will make use of Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and to update the links to different webpages on your website, so as to represent the modifications in the file extensions.