Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which lets you include text from a specific source in a web page. In the most typical case, the text from one file is integrated in a different one, giving a site the sense that it is dynamic. For instance, if your website features 10 pages, 5 of them can include the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. Once you alter this text file, the modified content will appear on all five webpages, which shall permit you to update your site much easier than if you had to change a component of all five pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally used to incorporate the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the site, the present date and time or the visitor's IP address. Every webpage that makes use of SSI must have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

Server Side Includes is featured on our innovative cloud hosting platform, so whatever the shared hosting plan you choose, it will be easy to utilize this feature making your site a lot more dynamic. All you have to do will be to make a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you would like to use SSI and then add a number of lines of code inside it. You'll not need any kind of coding skills however, as you're able simply just copy the necessary code from the help section, or our technical support can help you enable SSI for a specific site. You just need to change the extension of any html file that will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to those pages on the site are accurate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes could be activated effortlessly with each semi-dedicated server plan that our company offers and the whole process will take you under a minute and simply a number of clicks. You can enable SSI by creating a blank .htaccess file in a domain or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP program of your preference, then adding a couple of lines of code, which you'll be capable to get out of the SSI article inside our extensive Knowledgebase. The only thing left after that will be to double-check if all of the webpages 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 reflect the modifications in the file extensions.