Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a specified source in a website. In the most popular case, the text from a file is incorporated in a second one, giving a website the sense that it is dynamic. As an example, if your site has 10 webpages, five of them can have the content of some file, such as horoscope.txt. If you modify this text file, the new content is going to appear on all of the five webpages, which shall allow you to revise your website much easier than if you had to update a component of all five pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes used to contain the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the site, the present time and date or the customer's IP address. Every web page that utilizes SSI must have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

Server Side Includes is present on our progressive cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the Linux cloud website hosting package which you choose, it will be possible to utilize this function making your website more dynamic. Everything you must do is going to be set up a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain in which you want to use SSI and add a number of lines of code inside. You'll not need any coding skills though, since you can just copy the necessary code from the help section, or our technical support can assist you activate SSI for any specified website. You just have to customize the extension of the html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to those webpages on the website are accurate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes can be activated with no trouble with each semi-dedicated server package that we offer and the full process is going to take you only a minute and simply several mouse clicks. You can activate SSI by creating a blank .htaccess file within a domain or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP program of your preference, then incorporating a couple of lines of code, that you will be able to get from the SSI article inside our in depth Knowledgebase. The only thing left then shall be to double-check if all pages that shall make use of Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and also to update the links to different web pages on your website, to reflect the changes in the file extensions.