Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a specific source in a website. In the most common situation, the text from a file is included in a different one, providing a site the sense that it is dynamic. For instance, if your website has ten webpages, five of them can have the content of some file, like horoscope.txt. If you alter this text file, the modified content will come up on all five web pages, which shall enable you to revise your website faster and easier than if you had to change a component of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is at times utilized to include the output of basic 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. Any web page that makes use of SSI must have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

Server Side Includes is available on our progressive cloud hosting system, so no matter the Linux cloud hosting package that you select, it will be easy to use this feature and make your site more dynamic. All that you need to do is to make a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain where you wish to use SSI and then include a number of lines of code inside it. You simply will not require any kind of coding skills however, as you can basically copy the necessary code from our help section, or our technical support can assist you to activate SSI for a specified site. You just have to customize the extension of the html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to those pages on the website are accurate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes could be activated without difficulty with every single semi-dedicated server plan that our company offers and the whole process shall take you under a minute and only several clicks. You can activate SSI by making a blank .htaccess file in a domain name or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP app of your choice, then incorporating a few lines of code, which you'll be able to copy from the SSI article in our thorough Knowledgebase. The only thing left following that is to double-check if all web pages that will make use of Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and to change backlinks to different pages on your website, to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.