Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a specified source within a web page. In the most common situation, the text from one file is included in a different one, providing a website the sense that it's dynamic. For example, if your website comprises of 10 webpages, 5 of them can contain the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. Once you alter this text file, the modified content will come up on all five webpages, which will allow you to revise your site much easier than if you had to modify part of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes utilized to contain the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the website, the present date and time or the visitor's IP address. Any web page that uses SSI will need to have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

Server Side Includes is present on our progressive cloud hosting platform, so whatever the Linux cloud hosting service which you select, it will be possible to make use of this function making your site much more dynamic. Everything you will need to do is to create a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you want to use SSI and then include a few lines of code inside. You simply will not require any kind of coding skills however, as you're able to simply just copy the needed code from our help section, or our technical support can help you activate SSI for a specified website. You just need to change the extension of the html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to these web pages on the site are correct.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes can be enabled with ease with every semi-dedicated server package that we provide and the whole process shall take you only a minute and simply a couple of clicks. You can activate SSI by setting up a blank .htaccess file inside a domain or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP application of your choosing, then incorporating a couple of lines of code, which you will be able to get from the SSI article within our comprehensive Knowledgebase. The one thing left following that will be to double-check if all webpages that will implement Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and also to change the links to different pages on your site, in order to represent the modifications in the file extensions.