Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which lets you include text from a specific source inside a web page. In the most common situation, the text from a file is integrated in another, providing a website the feeling that it's dynamic. For example, in case your website has 10 pages, five of them can contain the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. Any time you modify this text file, the modified content will appear on all of the five web pages, which will permit you to bring up to date your website much easier than if you had to change a part of all five pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally utilized to incorporate the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the website, the present time and date or the customer's IP address. Every web page that works by using SSI will need to have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our innovative cloud hosting platform, so whatever the Linux web hosting package which you select, it will be possible to utilize this feature making your site a lot more dynamic. All that you will need to do is to create a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you would like to use SSI and then add a few lines of code inside it. You'll not need any kind of coding skills though, as you're able to simply just copy the necessary code from our help section, or our tech support team can assist you activate SSI for a given site. You just have to customize the extension of any html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to these pages on the website are correct.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will not take you more than a minute to enable Server Side Includes if you have a semi-dedicated server plan through us. When you choose to enable this feature, you have to make an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you would like SSI to be active. In this file, you must copy some code, that you can see in the FAQ article we have devoted to SSI. You can find the latter in the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't need any previous experience with such matters. The only 2 things you ought to deal with are renaming all of web pages that will utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and editing each of the links in your website, in order that they point to the updated files.