Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a specified source in a web page. In the most typical case, the text from a file is included in a different one, providing a site the feeling that it is dynamic. For example, if your site has ten pages, five of them can contain the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. If you ever alter this text file, the new content will come up on all of the five pages, which will enable you to bring up to date your website much easier than if you had to change a part of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is at times used to incorporate the output of simple 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 makes use of SSI must have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

All the Linux shared hosting packages we provide support Server Side Includes, so you're able to incorporate dynamic elements to any static site which you host on our cloud system. By making an empty .htaccess file and entering a couple of lines of code in it, you can enable SSI for a domain or perhaps a subdomain. The file involved should be inside the particular folder where you will make use of SSI and you can also find the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you don't need any kind of coding expertise. Our 24/7 tech support staff will also be capable to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you aren't absolutely sure how to proceed. You should furthermore remember to modify the extension of all files that will make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your site lead to the appropriate files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes can be activated with no trouble with each semi-dedicated server package that we provide and the full process will take you just one minute and just a few mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by setting up a blank .htaccess file inside a domain or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP application of your choosing, then typing in a couple of lines of code, which you'll be able to copy from the SSI article inside our extensive Knowledgebase. The one thing left after that is to double-check if all of the webpages that shall make use of Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and to modify backlinks to different web pages on your website, in order to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.