Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which lets you include text from a specific source inside a website. In the most typical situation, the text from one file is integrated in a second one, giving a site the sense that it is dynamic. For example, if your website has ten pages, 5 of them can contain the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. As soon as you alter this text file, the new content will appear on all five web pages, which will help you bring up to date your website much easier than if you had to update an element of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally utilized to include the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the site, the present time and date or the visitor's IP address. Any web page that employs SSI will need to have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

As our custom made cloud hosting system offers Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to implement this feature with any of the cloud hosting packages we have and bring dynamic content to your websites with a few clicks. SSI is enabled for each individual domain or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the site folder with a couple of lines of code. Certainly, there is no need to turn into a coder for that because the necessary code may be copied from the Help article that we have related to Server Side Includes. If you would like to use this feature for your website, you need to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all links on your website point to the current names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes may be activated effortlessly with each semi-dedicated server plan that we offer and the full process will take you just one minute and only a few clicks. You can enable SSI by creating an empty .htaccess file in a domain or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP program of your preference, then typing in a couple of lines of code, which you'll be able to copy out of the SSI article in our detailed Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining after that shall be to double-check if all of the pages that shall use Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and then to modify the links to different pages on your website, to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.