Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to include text from a specific source within a web page. In the most typical scenario, the text from a single file is integrated in a different one, providing a site the sense it is dynamic. For example, in case your site involves 10 web pages, five of them can easily have the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. Once you change this text file, the updated content is going to appear on all five webpages, which will allow you to revise your site much easier than if you had to update a part of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is at times used 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. Any webpage that uses SSI should have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our modern cloud hosting system, so regardless of the Linux website hosting service which you choose, you'll be able to use this function and make your site a lot more dynamic. All you must do will be to create a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain in which you wish to use SSI and add a few lines of code inside. You won't require any kind of coding skills though, since you can just copy the needed code from our help section, or our tech support team can assist you to enable SSI for a specific site. You need to simply change the extension of the html file that will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to those web pages on the website are appropriate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes may be activated effortlessly with each and every semi-dedicated server plan that we offer and the full process shall take you less than a minute and only a few clicks. You can enable SSI by making an empty .htaccess file within a domain name or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP application of your choice, then adding a number of lines of code, which you'll be able to get out of the SSI article in our in depth Knowledgebase. The one thing left following that shall be to double-check if all of the pages that shall implement Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and to alter backlinks to different pages on your website, to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.