Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to include text from a specified source inside a web page. In the most typical situation, the text from one file is incorporated in another, giving a site the sense that it is dynamic. As an example, in case your site is comprised of 10 web pages, five of them can easily have the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. As soon as you modify this text file, the updated content is going to appear on all five web pages, which shall let you bring up to date your site faster and easier than if you had to change a part of all five pages. Server Side Includes is at times utilized to include the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the site, the present date and time or the customer's IP address. Every web page that makes use of SSI should have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

All cloud website hosting that we offer you support Server Side Includes, so you can incorporate dynamic components to your static website which you host on our cloud platform. By setting up an empty .htaccess file and typing in some lines of code inside, you're able to enable SSI for a domain or a subdomain. The file in question must be within the exact folder where you will make use of SSI and you will see the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you do not need any kind of coding expertise. Our 24/7 tech support staff will also be in a position to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you are not certain what to do. You should additionally remember to modify the extension of all of the files that will utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your website point to the correct files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It won't take you more than a minute to enable Server Side Includes when you have a semi-dedicated server plan through us. When you choose to enable this feature, you will need to set up an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain or subdomain in which you want SSI to be active. In this file, you must copy some code, which you'll see in the FAQ article we have dedicated to SSI. You will find the latter within the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't need any previous knowledge of this kind of matters. The only 2 things you need to deal with are renaming all of the pages that will employ Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and editing all the links on your site, so that they point to the renamed files.