Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a given source within a web page. In the most common scenario, the text from a single file is included in a second one, providing a site the feeling it is dynamic. For instance, in case your site comprises of ten webpages, five of them can easily contain the content of any kind of file, like horoscope.txt. Any time you modify this text file, the modified content is going to appear on all of the five pages, which shall permit you to bring up to date your website faster and easier than if you had to update a component of all five pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases employed to incorporate the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the site, the present time and date or the visitor's IP address. Every webpage that utilizes SSI must have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

All cloud plans that we offer you support Server Side Includes, so that you can include dynamic elements to any static website which you host on our cloud system. By making an empty .htaccess file and adding a couple of lines of code inside, you are able to activate SSI for a domain name or maybe a subdomain. The file in question needs to be in the particular folder where you will use SSI and you can also discover the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you do not need any kind of coding expertise. Our 24/7 technical support staff shall also be capable to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you aren't sure what to do. You should additionally make sure to change the extension of all files which will implement SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your website point to the appropriate files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will not take you more than a moment to enable Server Side Includes in case you have a semi-dedicated server package from us. When you choose to enable this feature, you need to create an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain or subdomain where you need SSI to be enabled. In that file, you need to copy some code, which you can see in the FAQ article we have devoted to SSI. You'll find the latter inside the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not require any prior knowledge about these types of matters. The only 2 things you must deal with are renaming all pages that will utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and changing each of the links on your website, to ensure that they lead to the renamed files.