Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which lets you include text from a specified source inside a website. In the most typical case, the text from a file is included in a different one, giving a website the sense that it is dynamic. For example, if your site comprises of ten web pages, five of them can have the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. In case you alter this text file, the modified content will come up on all five pages, which shall permit you to revise your website faster and easier than if you had to modify a part of all five pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases used to include the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the website, the present date and time or the visitor's IP address. Any web page that employs SSI should have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

As our customized cloud hosting system features Server Side Includes on a global level, you will be able make use of this function with the cloud web hosting packages we have and add in dynamic content to your websites with a couple of clicks. SSI is enabled for each specific domain name or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the site folder with a few lines of code. Naturally, there is no need to turn into a programmer for that as the needed code can be copied from the Help article that we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you would like to use this feature for your website, you must rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all links on your site point to the updated names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes can be activated with ease with each semi-dedicated server plan that we provide and the entire process is going to take you only a minute and merely a couple of clicks. You can activate SSI by setting up a blank .htaccess file inside a domain name or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP application of your preference, then adding a number of lines of code, that you will be able to get from the SSI article inside our detailed Knowledgebase. The one thing left following that shall be to double-check if all of the webpages that will make use of Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and to edit backlinks to different webpages on your website, in order to reflect the changes in the file extensions.