Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a specific source in a web page. In the most widespread situation, the text from a file is integrated in a different one, providing a site the sense that it is dynamic. For instance, if your site involves 10 web pages, five of them can easily contain the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. In case you alter this text file, the modified content is going to appear on all of the five webpages, which will help you update your website faster and easier than if you had to change an element of all five pages. Server Side Includes is at times employed to incorporate the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the site, the current date and time or the customer's IP address. Every webpage that utilizes SSI will need to have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

All of the cloud hosting plans that we offer support Server Side Includes, so that you can add dynamic components to your static site that you host on our cloud platform. By setting up a blank .htaccess file and typing in a couple of lines of code within it, you can activate SSI for a domain name or perhaps a subdomain. The file in question must be inside the specific folder where you will make use of SSI and you can also discover the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you don't need any kind of coding practical experience. The 24/7 technical support crew shall also be able to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you're not confident what to do. You should furthermore remember to change the extension of all your files that are going to utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your site lead to the right files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes could be enabled easily with every single semi-dedicated server plan that we offer and the whole process shall take you less than a minute and only a few mouse clicks. You can activate SSI by creating an empty .htaccess file in a domain or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP program of your choice, then typing in a few lines of code, that you will be able to copy from the SSI article within our detailed Knowledgebase. The one thing left then is to double-check if all of the web pages that shall use Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and to modify the links to different pages on your site, in order to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.