Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a specified source inside a web page. In the most popular situation, the text from a file is incorporated in a different one, providing a site the sense that it's dynamic. For example, if your website includes ten web pages, five of them can easily contain the content of any kind of file, like horoscope.txt. Any time you modify this text file, the updated content will appear on all of the five pages, which shall help you update your site faster and easier than if you had to update a part of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is at times utilized to include the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the site, the present time and date or the customer's IP address. Every web page that utilizes SSI should have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

All the website hosting that we offer you support Server Side Includes, so that you can add dynamic components to any static site that you host on our cloud platform. By creating a clear .htaccess file and entering some lines of code in it, you'll be able to enable SSI for a domain or maybe a subdomain. The file involved should be in the specific folder where you will use SSI and you can also see the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you do not need any kind of coding experience. Our 24/7 tech support crew will also be in a position to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you are not absolutely sure what to do. You should also make sure to change the extension of all of the files which will use SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your website lead to the right files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It shall not take you over a moment to activate Server Side Includes when you've got a semi-dedicated server plan through our company. When you choose to activate this function, you need to create an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain or subdomain where you would like SSI to be active. In that file, you need to copy and paste some code, that you can see in the FAQ article we have devoted to SSI. You can get the latter in the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not require any previous knowledge of these types of things. The only 2 things you must deal with are renaming all of the web pages that shall utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and updating all the links on your website, so they point to the renamed files.