Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a specified source in a website. In the most typical case, the text from a file is incorporated in another, providing a website the feeling it is dynamic. For example, in case your site comprises of 10 webpages, 5 of them can contain the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. If you alter this text file, the updated content will appear on all of the five webpages, which will let you update your website much easier than if you had to update a component of all five pages. Server Side Includes is at times used to include the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the site, the present time and date or the visitor's IP address. Any web page that employs SSI will need to have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our modern cloud hosting platform, so no matter the Linux cloud website hosting you pick, it will be possible to utilize this feature and make your site much more dynamic. All you have to do is going to be make a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain in which you would like to use SSI and then add a few lines of code inside it. You won't require any kind of coding skills though, since you can basically copy the necessary code from the help section, or our technical support can assist you to enable SSI for any specified website. You just have to modify the extension of the html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to these webpages on the site are accurate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes may be activated effortlessly with every single semi-dedicated server plan that we provide and the full process is going to take you less than a minute and just several mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by making an empty .htaccess file within a domain name or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP program of your preference, then adding a couple of lines of code, which you will be capable to copy out of the SSI article in our complete Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining after that shall be to double-check if all web pages that will implement Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and then to change backlinks to different webpages on your site, to represent the changes in the file extensions.