Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a given source in a web page. In the most popular case, the text from one file is integrated in a second one, giving a site the sense that it is dynamic. As an example, if your site has ten web pages, 5 of them can easily include the content of some file, such as horoscope.txt. As soon as you change this text file, the updated content will come up on all of the five web pages, which shall permit you to bring up to date your site much easier than if you had to modify an element of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is at times employed to contain the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the site, the current time and date or the customer's IP address. Any webpage that employs SSI will need to have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

Server Side Includes is featured on our innovative cloud hosting system, so whatever the shared hosting which you select, you will be able to use this function making your website a lot more dynamic. All you will need to do is going to be create a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain in which you want to use SSI and add a number of lines of code inside. You simply will not require any coding skills though, as you're able just copy the needed code from our help section, or our tech support team can assist you activate SSI for any specific website. You just need to customize the extension of any html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to these webpages on the website are correct.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes can be activated with no trouble with every semi-dedicated server package that we offer and the full process is going to take you just one minute and merely a few mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by making an empty .htaccess file within a domain or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP app of your preference, then typing in a few lines of code, which you will be able to copy from the SSI article within our extensive Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining following that shall be to double-check if all of the pages that will implement Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and then to update the links to different webpages on your site, as a way to represent the modifications in the file extensions.