Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to include text from a given source in a web page. In the most typical scenario, the text from a file is incorporated in another, providing a site the sense that it is dynamic. For example, in case your site includes ten webpages, five of them can have the content of some file, such as horoscope.txt. In case you alter this text file, the updated content will appear on all five web pages, which will enable you to bring up to date your website much easier than if you had to modify part of all five pages. Server Side Includes is at times employed to include the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the website, the present time and date or the customer's IP address. Every webpage that employs SSI must have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

Server Side Includes is featured on our innovative cloud hosting system, so no matter the Linux website hosting package you select, it will be possible to use this function and make your site much more dynamic. Everything you must do is going to be set up a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain where you would like to use SSI and add a few lines of code inside it. You won't require any kind of coding skills though, as you're able to simply just copy the needed code from the help section, or our tech support team can assist you enable SSI for any given website. You just need to change the extension of the html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to those webpages on the website are correct.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It won't take you more than a moment to activate Server Side Includes in case you have a semi-dedicated server plan from us. If you decide to enable this feature, you will need to create an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain name or subdomain where you need SSI to be active. In that file, you must copy and paste some code, which you can find in the FAQ article we have devoted to SSI. You can get the latter inside the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not require any prior experience with such things. The only two things you ought to take care of are renaming all of the webpages that will utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and bringing up-to-date all of the links in your website, so they point to the renamed files.