Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which lets you incorporate text from a specified source inside a website. In the most typical case, the text from a single file is incorporated in another, giving a site the feeling it is dynamic. For example, in case your website comprises of ten webpages, five of them can include the content of any kind of file, like horoscope.txt. Any time you alter this text file, the new content is going to appear on all five pages, which shall allow you to revise your website faster and easier than if you had to modify part of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes employed to include the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the site, the present time and date or the visitor's IP address. Every web page that works by using SSI must have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all cloud website hosting packages we offer and enable it individually for every domain or subdomain in your own hosting account. This can be achieved by utilizing an .htaccess file, which should be put into the folder where you wish to use SSI and you have to type in a few lines of code in that file. You'll find the code within our Knowledgebase area, so you can simply just copy it, as you do not need any coding knowledge to benefit from all capabilities that our solutions have. In case you have currently built your site and you would like to employ Server Side Includes afterwards, you must make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, otherwise SSI is not going to work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes can be activated without any problem with each semi-dedicated server package that we offer and the entire process is going to take you just one minute and simply a few mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by making a blank .htaccess file inside a domain name or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP application of your choice, then adding a couple of lines of code, which you'll be capable to copy out of the SSI article inside our extensive Knowledgebase. The one thing left then is to double-check if all of the web pages that shall make use of Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and to alter the links to different webpages on your website, in order to represent the modifications in the file extensions.