Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to include text from a specific source within a website. In the most widespread case, the text from a single file is integrated in another, giving a website the sense that it is dynamic. For instance, in case your website includes 10 pages, five of them can easily include the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. Any time you modify this text file, the modified content is going to appear on all five web pages, which shall permit you to bring up to date your site faster and easier than if you had to update a component of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes employed to include the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the site, the current time and date or the customer's IP address. Every webpage that utilizes SSI should have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

All the cloud website hosting we offer you support Server Side Includes, so that you can add dynamic elements to your static website that you host on our cloud platform. By making a blank .htaccess file and adding a couple of lines of code within it, you're able to activate SSI for a domain name or a subdomain. The file in question must be in the specific folder where you will make use of SSI and you'll get the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you do not need any coding practical experience. The 24/7 technical support crew shall also be capable to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you are not absolutely sure how to proceed. You should additionally remember to change the extension of all of the files that are going to use SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your site lead to the proper files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes can be enabled effortlessly with each semi-dedicated server package that we provide you with and the whole process will take you just one minute and simply a few mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by making a blank .htaccess file inside a domain name or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP application of your choice, then incorporating a few lines of code, that you will be able to get out of the SSI article in our thorough Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining then shall be to double-check if all of the pages that will implement Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and to update backlinks to different webpages on your website, so as to represent the modifications in the file extensions.