Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a given source in a website. In the most widespread scenario, the text from one file is integrated in another, giving a site the sense that it is dynamic. For instance, if your site includes ten pages, 5 of them can easily include the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. If you modify this text file, the new content will come up on all of the five pages, which will enable you to update your website much easier than if you had to change part of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally employed to contain the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the site, the present date and time or the customer's IP address. Any webpage that uses SSI must have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our modern cloud hosting platform, so no matter the Linux cloud web hosting package that you pick, you will be able to make use of this feature making your site more dynamic. All that you need to do is to set up a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you wish to use SSI and after that include a number of lines of code inside it. You will not require any coding skills though, as you're able to simply copy the needed code from our help section, or our technical support can assist you enable SSI for any specified website. You just need to modify the extension of any html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to those web pages on the site are correct.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will not take you more than a minute to enable Server Side Includes when you've got a semi-dedicated server plan from our company. When you choose to activate this function, you need to create an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you want SSI to be enabled. In that file, you must copy some code, which you can find in the FAQ article we have dedicated to SSI. You'll find the latter within the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not require any previous knowledge of such things. The only two things you must take care of are renaming all webpages that will utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and bringing up-to-date each of the links in your website, so that they lead to the renamed files.