Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to include text from a given source inside a website. In the most typical situation, the text from a single file is incorporated in another, providing a website the sense that it is dynamic. For example, if your website has ten web pages, five of them can easily have the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. If you modify this text file, the modified content is going to appear on all of the five web pages, which will permit you to update your website much easier than if you had to update a part of all five pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally employed to incorporate the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the site, the current date and time or the visitor's IP address. Any webpage that makes use of SSI should have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

It is possible to use Server Side Includes with all cloud hosting plans that we offer and enable it separately for each and every domain name or subdomain within your hosting account. This can be done when using .htaccess file, which should be placed in the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you need to enter a couple of lines of code in that file. You can find the code inside our Knowledgebase area, so you can simply just copy and paste it, since you do not need any programming knowledge to take advantage of all features that our solutions feature. In case you have by now built your site and you would like to employ Server Side Includes later, you must make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, otherwise SSI will not work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It won't take you more than a minute to enable Server Side Includes when you have a semi-dedicated server plan from our company. When you decide to activate this function, you will need to create an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you want SSI to be active. In that file, you must copy and paste some code, which you can get in the FAQ article that we have dedicated to SSI. You can get the latter inside the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't require any prior experience with these types of matters. The only two things you ought to deal with are renaming all of the webpages that will utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and replacing every one of the links in your site, in order that they lead to the renamed files.