Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a given source inside a web page. In the most popular situation, the text from one file is integrated in another, providing a website the feeling it is dynamic. For example, if your website consists of 10 web pages, 5 of them can contain the content of any kind of file, like horoscope.txt. Once you modify this text file, the new content will appear on all five webpages, which shall permit you to revise your site much easier than if you had to update a part of all five pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases used to include the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the website, the current date and time or the customer's IP address. Any web page that works by using SSI must have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

All the web hosting packages we offer you support Server Side Includes, so that you can bring in dynamic elements to your static website which you host on our cloud system. By creating a clear .htaccess file and adding several lines of code within it, you're able to enable SSI for a domain name or a subdomain. The file involved needs to be within the exact folder where you will make use of SSI you'll be able to discover the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you don't need any kind of coding expertise. Our 24/7 technical support team shall also be in a position to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you are not certain what to do. You should additionally remember to change the extension of all files that will implement SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your website point to the correct files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It won't take you more than a minute to enable Server Side Includes when you've got a semi-dedicated server package through our company. When you decide to enable this feature, you have to make an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain or subdomain in which you need SSI to be active. In this file, you must copy some code, that you can find in the FAQ article we have dedicated to SSI. You can find the latter within the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not need any prior knowledge of these types of things. The only two things you ought to deal with are renaming all pages that shall utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and changing all the links on your website, so they point to the renamed files.