Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which lets you incorporate text from a given source inside a web page. In the most popular situation, the text from a file is included in another, giving a website the feeling that it's dynamic. For instance, in case your site includes 10 webpages, 5 of them can include the content of any kind of file, like horoscope.txt. As soon as you alter this text file, the new content will appear on all of the five pages, which shall enable you to bring up to date your site much easier than if you had to update a part of all five pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally utilized to incorporate the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the site, the current time and date or the visitor's IP address. Any webpage that works by using SSI must have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

Server Side Includes is available on our innovative cloud hosting system, so whatever the cloud hosting that you pick, you will be able to make use of this feature making your site a lot more dynamic. All you will have to do is to make a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you wish to use SSI and include a handful of lines of code in it. You won't need any kind of coding skills however, as you're able simply copy the needed code from the help section, or our tech support team can help you activate SSI for any specific site. You need to simply modify the extension of any html file that will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to these pages on the website are appropriate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It won't take you over a moment to activate Server Side Includes when you've got a semi-dedicated server package through our company. When you decide to enable this feature, you must set up an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you want SSI to be enabled. In that file, you need to copy and paste some code, which you can find in the FAQ article that we have dedicated to SSI. You can find the latter within the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't require any prior knowledge of this kind of matters. The only two things you ought to deal with are renaming all web pages that shall utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and replacing all of the links in your website, in order that they lead to the renamed files.