Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a given source inside a website. In the most popular case, the text from a file is incorporated in a second one, providing a site the sense it is dynamic. As an example, if your website includes ten webpages, 5 of them can easily include the content of some file, like horoscope.txt. If you change this text file, the updated content will come up on all of the five pages, which shall help you update your website much easier than if you had to update a part of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is at times employed to include the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the website, the present time and date or the visitor's IP address. Every web page that uses SSI should have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

You will be able to use Server Side Includes with all of the cloud hosting plans we offer you and enable it independently for every single domain or subdomain in your hosting account. This can be done by using an .htaccess file, which should be placed in the folder in which you want to use SSI and you need to enter a couple of lines of code in that file. You will find the code in our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to just copy it, as you do not need any coding skills to take advantage of all capabilities that our services have. If you have already built your site and you would like to employ Server Side Includes later, 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 will not work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes could be activated with no trouble with each semi-dedicated server package that we provide you with and the full process will take you under a minute and simply a number of mouse clicks. You can activate SSI by making a blank .htaccess file in a domain or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP program of your choice, then typing in a couple of lines of code, which you'll be able to get from the SSI article in our thorough Knowledgebase. The only thing left after that shall be to double-check if all of the web pages that will use Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and then to update backlinks to different web pages on your site, to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.