Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to include text from a specified source within a web page. In the most widespread scenario, the text from a file is integrated in another, giving a site the feeling that it's dynamic. For example, if your website is made of 10 webpages, five of them can easily contain the content of any kind of file, like horoscope.txt. If you ever modify this text file, the new content is going to appear on all of the five web pages, which shall enable you to bring up to date your site much easier than if you had to update part of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases utilized to incorporate the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the website, 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 hosting we provide support Server Side Includes, so you're able to incorporate dynamic elements to any static site that you host on our cloud platform. By making a blank .htaccess file and adding some lines of code in it, you are able to enable SSI for a domain or perhaps a subdomain. The file concerned should be within the particular folder where you will use SSI you'll be able to discover the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you do not need any coding practical experience. The 24/7 tech support staff will also be capable to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you aren't confident how to proceed. You should also remember to change the extension of all files that are going to implement SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your website lead to the appropriate files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It won't take you over a minute to enable Server Side Includes when you've got a semi-dedicated server package with us. If you decide to enable this function, you need to make an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you would like SSI to be enabled. In that file, you need to copy and paste some code, which you'll find in the FAQ article that we have dedicated to SSI. You will find the latter inside the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't require any prior knowledge of such matters. The only two things you need to take care of are renaming all webpages that shall use Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and bringing up-to-date all of the links in your website, so they point to the renamed files.