Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which lets you incorporate text from a specific source inside a website. In the most typical case, the text from one file is included in a second one, providing a site the feeling it is dynamic. For example, in case your website features ten webpages, five of them can easily include the content of some file, such as horoscope.txt. Once you modify this text file, the modified content will come up on all of the five web pages, which will let you bring up to date your website much easier than if you had to update a component of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is at times utilized to incorporate the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the site, the current date and time or the visitor's IP address. Any webpage that uses SSI will need to have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

Server Side Includes is available on our innovative cloud hosting system, so no matter the Linux cloud web hosting you choose, it will be easy to use this feature and make your website much 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 in which you wish to use SSI and then add a few lines of code inside. You won't need any coding skills however, as you can simply just copy the needed code from the help section, or our technical support can help you activate SSI for any given site. You just have to modify the extension of any html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to these webpages on the website are appropriate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes can be activated in no time with each semi-dedicated server plan that we provide and the whole process will take you under a minute and merely a few clicks. You can enable SSI by setting up a blank .htaccess file in a domain or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP program of your preference, then typing in a number of lines of code, which you will be able to copy from the SSI article within our extensive Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining following that is to double-check if all pages that shall implement Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and then to change the links to different pages on your website, in order to represent the modifications in the file extensions.