Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which lets you incorporate text from a given source inside a web page. In the most typical case, the text from a file is incorporated in another, giving a website the feeling that it is dynamic. For instance, if your site is comprised of ten pages, five of them can easily have the content of some file, like horoscope.txt. Any time you change this text file, the updated content is going to appear on all of the five webpages, which will enable you to revise your site much easier than if you had to modify an element of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes used to incorporate the output of basic 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. Every web page that uses SSI will need to have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

As our customized cloud hosting system offers Server Side Includes on a global level, it is possible to make use of this function with the cloud hosting packages that we offer you and bring dynamic content to your sites with a few mouse clicks. SSI can be enabled for each individual domain or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the website folder with only a few lines of code. Certainly, you don't have to turn into a coder for that because the necessary code may be copied from the Help article we have about Server Side Includes. If you want to utilize this function for your website, you'll want to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you will have to double-check if all links on your website point to the modified names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes can be enabled effortlessly with each semi-dedicated server plan that we provide you with and the entire process will take you under a minute and simply a number of clicks. You can enable SSI by setting up an empty .htaccess file in a domain name or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP application of your choosing, then typing in a few lines of code, that you will be capable to copy out of the SSI article in our in depth Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining then shall be to double-check if all web pages that will implement Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and also to alter backlinks to different webpages on your site, to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.