Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which enables you to include text from a specified source within a web page. In the most typical case, the text from a single file is incorporated in another, giving a website the sense that it is dynamic. As an example, in case your site involves ten pages, five of them can have the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. Once you alter this text file, the updated content is going to appear on all five webpages, which will let you update your site much easier than if you had to change a component of all five pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes employed to contain the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the website, the current time and date or the customer's IP address. Every webpage that uses SSI will need to have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all of the cloud hosting packages that we provide and enable it individually for every single domain or subdomain inside your hosting account. You can do this when using .htaccess file, which needs to be placed in the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you have to put a couple of lines of code in that file. You can see the code within our Knowledgebase area, so you can simply just copy and paste it, since you don't need any coding capabilities to take advantage of all features that our solutions feature. In case you have by now built your site and you would like to employ Server Side Includes later, you have to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, or else SSI will not work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes could be enabled effortlessly with every semi-dedicated server package that our company offers and the entire process shall take you only a minute and simply several clicks. You can enable SSI by creating an empty .htaccess file inside a domain or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP program of your preference, then typing in a number of lines of code, that you will be able to copy from the SSI article within our complete Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining after that shall be to double-check if all of the webpages that shall use Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and then to modify the links to different webpages on your site, as a way to represent the modifications in the file extensions.