Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a specific source within a website. In the most popular situation, the text from a file is integrated in another, giving a website the feeling it is dynamic. As an example, in case your website comprises of 10 web pages, 5 of them can include the content of some file, such as horoscope.txt. As soon as you alter this text file, the modified content is going to appear on all five pages, which shall permit you to revise your site faster and easier than if you had to modify a component of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally used 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. Every web page that makes use of SSI must have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

All the Linux shared hosting that we offer you support Server Side Includes, so that you can include dynamic components to any static website that you host on our cloud system. By making an empty .htaccess file and adding a few lines of code inside, you are able to activate SSI for a domain name or maybe a subdomain. The file involved must be within the specific folder where you will make use of SSI you'll be able to see the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you do not need any coding knowledge. Our 24/7 technical support crew will also be capable to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you are not confident what to do. You should also make sure to modify the extension of all of the files that are going to make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your site lead to the right files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes may be activated in no time with every single semi-dedicated server plan that we provide you with and the whole process shall take you under a minute and simply a number of clicks. You can activate SSI by creating an empty .htaccess file within a domain or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP application of your choosing, then incorporating a number of lines of code, which you will be capable to copy from the SSI article within our thorough Knowledgebase. The one thing left after that will be to double-check if all of the web pages that shall implement Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and also to update the links to different webpages on your website, to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.