Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which lets you include text from a given source in a web page. In the most common situation, the text from a single file is integrated in another, giving a site the feeling it is dynamic. For example, if your website involves ten webpages, 5 of them can have the content of some file, like horoscope.txt. In case you modify this text file, the updated content will come up on all of the five web pages, which shall help you bring up to date your website much easier than if you had to change an element of all five 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's shown on the website, the present time and date or the visitor's IP address. Any webpage that makes use of SSI must have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

All the shared hosting service that we provide support Server Side Includes, so that you can add dynamic elements to your static site that you host on our cloud system. By creating a clear .htaccess file and adding some lines of code inside it, you are able to activate SSI for a domain name or a subdomain. The file concerned needs to be inside the exact folder where you will make use of SSI you'll be able to discover the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you do not need any kind of coding practical experience. The 24/7 tech support team will also be able to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you aren't absolutely sure what to do. 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 point to the correct files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes can be activated without any difficulty with every semi-dedicated server plan that we offer and the whole process is going to take you less than a minute and merely a couple of clicks. You can enable SSI by making an empty .htaccess file in a domain name or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP app of your preference, then adding a number of lines of code, that you will be capable to get from the SSI article in our comprehensive Knowledgebase. The one thing left then shall be to double-check if all of the web pages that will make use of Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and to change backlinks to different web pages on your site, to represent the modifications in the file extensions.