Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to include text from a specific source within a web page. In the most widespread case, the text from a file is integrated in a second one, giving a site the feeling that it is dynamic. For instance, in case your website consists of ten web pages, 5 of them can easily contain the content of any kind of file, like horoscope.txt. If you ever change this text file, the updated content will come up on all five webpages, which shall let you bring up to date your website much easier than if you had to update a part of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is at times used to include the output of basic 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 webpage that makes use of SSI should have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

All shared web hosting service we offer support Server Side Includes, so you're able to incorporate dynamic components to your static website which you host on our cloud system. By making a blank .htaccess file and typing in a few lines of code within it, you are able to enable SSI for a domain name or perhaps a subdomain. The file in question must be within the specific folder where you will use SSI and you will find the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you do not need any coding experience. Our 24/7 technical support crew will also be capable to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you're not confident how to proceed. You should furthermore make sure to modify the extension of all of the files which will make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your website lead to the correct files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes could be enabled without any problem with each and every semi-dedicated server package that our company offers and the whole process will take you just one minute and just several mouse clicks. You can activate SSI by making a blank .htaccess file within a domain or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP app of your choice, then adding a few lines of code, that you will be capable to get from the SSI article inside our in depth Knowledgebase. The one thing left then shall be to double-check if all of the web pages that shall make use of Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and to alter the links to different pages on your site, as a way to represent the modifications in the file extensions.