Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which lets you incorporate text from a specified source within a web page. In the most popular situation, the text from a single file is included in a different one, providing a website the feeling that it is dynamic. For instance, in case your site features ten web pages, 5 of them can contain the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. Once you alter this text file, the new content will appear on all of the five web pages, which shall enable you to bring up to date your site faster and easier than if you had to change a component of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes used to include the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the site, the current time and date or the customer's IP address. Every webpage that employs SSI must have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

All cloud hosting we offer support Server Side Includes, so that you can add dynamic elements to your static site that you host on our cloud system. By creating an empty .htaccess file and typing in several lines of code inside it, you'll be able to activate SSI for a domain or perhaps a subdomain. The file concerned should be in the particular folder where you will make use of SSI you'll be able to get the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you don't need any kind of coding expertise. Our 24/7 technical support staff will also be capable to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you're not confident what to do. You should additionally make sure to change the extension of all files that will utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your website point to the proper files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It won't take you more than a moment to enable Server Side Includes if you have a semi-dedicated server plan from us. When you decide to activate this function, you have to create an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain or subdomain in which you would like SSI to be active. In that file, you must copy and paste some code, which you can get in the FAQ article we have dedicated to SSI. You can find the latter inside the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't require any prior experience with such things. The only two things you should take care of are renaming all of web pages that will use Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and bringing up-to-date all of the links in your website, so that they point to the renamed files.