Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which lets you include text from a specified source in a web page. In the most common situation, the text from a single file is included in a different one, providing a site the sense it is dynamic. For example, in case your website has ten pages, five of them can have the content of some file, like horoscope.txt. Any time you modify this text file, the modified content will come up on all of the five webpages, which will allow you to bring up to date your website much easier than if you had to update an element of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes utilized to contain the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the site, the current date and time or the customer's IP address. Every webpage that utilizes SSI must have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

As our unique cloud hosting system offers Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to work with this function with any of the web hosting plans that we offer you and add in dynamic content to your websites with a couple of mouse clicks. SSI is enabled for each individual domain or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the website folder with a few lines of code. Certainly, there is no need to turn into a coder for that because the necessary code may be copied from the Help post that we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you'd like to utilize this function for your website, you must rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you have to double-check if all links on your website lead to the modified names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes could be enabled in no time with every single semi-dedicated server plan that we provide and the whole process will take you only a minute and merely several mouse clicks. You can activate SSI by creating a blank .htaccess file inside a domain or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP application of your preference, then incorporating a couple of lines of code, that you will be capable to get from the SSI article within our detailed Knowledgebase. The only thing left following that will be to double-check if all web pages that shall make use of Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and also to edit the links to different web pages on your website, to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.