Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which enables you to include text from a given source within a website. In the most popular situation, the text from one file is incorporated in a different one, providing a website the sense it is dynamic. As an example, if your website features ten pages, five of them can easily include the content of some file, such as horoscope.txt. In case you change this text file, the modified content will come up on all five web pages, which shall help you revise your website faster and easier than if you had to change a part of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally employed to incorporate the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the website, the current date and time or the visitor's IP address. Every webpage that uses SSI should have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

As our custom made cloud hosting platform offers Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to use this feature with all of the web hosting packages we offer and incorporate dynamic content to your websites with just a few mouse clicks. SSI can be enabled for each individual domain name or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the site folder with a couple of lines of code. Certainly, you don't have to turn into a programmer for that as the required code may be copied from the Help post we have related to Server Side Includes. If you wish to use this function for your site, it is important to rename your site files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all links on your website point to the up-to-date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It won't take you over a moment to enable Server Side Includes when you've got a semi-dedicated server plan through us. If you decide to enable this function, you must create an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you need SSI to be active. In this file, you must copy some code, that you can get in the FAQ article we have devoted to SSI. You'll find the latter in the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't require any previous experience with such things. The only 2 things you ought to deal with are renaming all webpages that will employ Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and changing all the links in your website, to make sure they lead to the renamed files.