Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a specific source within a website. In the most common case, the text from one file is incorporated in another, providing a site the sense that it's dynamic. As an example, if your site features ten pages, 5 of them can contain the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. In case you alter this text file, the modified content will appear on all of the five web pages, which shall let you update your website much easier than if you had to modify an element of all five pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally utilized to contain the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the site, the current date and time or the customer's IP address. Any web page that uses SSI must have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

As our unique cloud hosting platform offers Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to to make use of this feature with the website hosting packages that we offer and add dynamic content to your websites with just a few clicks. SSI can be enabled for every particular domain or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the website folder with a couple of lines of code. Naturally, you do not have to be a programmer for that because the necessary code can be copied from the Help article we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you'd like to employ this feature for your website, you must rename your site 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 may be activated without any problem with each and every semi-dedicated server plan that we provide you with and the entire process is going to take you less than a minute and simply a few clicks. You can activate SSI by creating an empty .htaccess file inside a domain name or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP application of your preference, then adding a number of lines of code, that you will be capable to copy out of the SSI article inside our comprehensive Knowledgebase. The only thing left following that is to double-check if all webpages that shall implement Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and also to modify the links to different pages on your site, in order to reflect the changes in the file extensions.