Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to include text from a given source within a website. In the most typical case, the text from a single file is incorporated in another, providing a site the feeling that it is dynamic. As an example, if your site includes ten pages, five of them can contain the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. As soon as you change this text file, the modified content is going to appear on all five pages, which will permit you to bring up to date your website much easier than if you had to change a part of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally utilized to include the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the website, the current time and date or the customer's IP address. Every web page that works by using SSI will need to have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

You'll be able to use Server Side Includes with all of the cloud web hosting packages we provide and enable it independently for every domain or subdomain inside of your hosting account. This can be done by using an .htaccess file, which needs to be positiioned in the folder in which you want to use SSI and you need to type in a few lines of code in that file. You can find the code within our Knowledgebase area, so you can simply just copy it, as you do not need any programming expertise to take advantage of all features that our services have. In case you have by now built your site and you want to employ Server Side Includes later, you have to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, or else SSI will not work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes may be activated easily with each and every semi-dedicated server package that our company offers and the entire process is going to take you less than a minute and just several mouse clicks. You can activate SSI by making a blank .htaccess file within a domain or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP application of your choosing, then incorporating a number of lines of code, that you will be capable to copy out of the SSI article within our thorough Knowledgebase. The only thing left then will be to double-check if all web pages that shall implement Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and also to edit backlinks to different pages on your website, in order to reflect the changes in the file extensions.