Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a specified source within a website. In the most popular situation, the text from a file is incorporated in another, providing a site the sense that it's dynamic. For example, if your site includes ten web pages, five of them can easily have the content of some file, such as horoscope.txt. As soon as you alter this text file, the modified content will come up on all of the five web pages, which will let you update your website much easier than if you had to update a component of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases used to incorporate the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the site, the current time and date or the customer's IP address. Every webpage that uses SSI should have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

All of the Linux website hosting packages we offer you support Server Side Includes, so you can add dynamic elements to your static website which you host on our cloud system. By setting up a clear .htaccess file and typing in some lines of code inside it, you're able to enable SSI for a domain name or maybe a subdomain. The file involved should be in the particular folder where you are going to use SSI and you can also discover the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you don't need any kind of coding knowledge. Our 24/7 technical support crew shall also be able to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you are not sure how to proceed. You should additionally make sure to modify the extension of all files that will utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your website point to the proper files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes can be enabled without difficulty with every single semi-dedicated server plan that we provide and the whole process is going to take you under a minute and merely a couple of clicks. You can enable SSI by making an empty .htaccess file within a domain or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or 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 only thing left then is to double-check if all of the pages that will use Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and to modify backlinks to different web pages on your site, so as to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.