Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which lets you incorporate text from a specific source inside a website. In the most common situation, the text from one file is included in a different one, giving a website the feeling that it's dynamic. For instance, in case your site consists of 10 pages, 5 of them can have the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. If you change this text file, the new content will appear on all five web pages, which shall allow you to update your site much easier than if you had to modify an element of all five pages. Server Side Includes is at times utilized to contain the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the website, the current date and time or the visitor's IP address. Every webpage that works by using SSI should have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

Since our custom cloud hosting system features Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to to utilize this function with any of the cloud website hosting plans that we feature and bring dynamic content to your websites with a couple of clicks. SSI can be enabled for every particular domain or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the website folder with a few lines of code. Certainly, there is no need to become a programmer for that since the needed code can be copied from the Help article we have related to Server Side Includes. If you would like to employ this function for your website, you need to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all of the links on your site point to the up-to-date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes may be activated in no time with every single semi-dedicated server package that we offer and the entire process shall take you under a minute and only a number of mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by creating a blank .htaccess file inside a domain or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP program of your choosing, then adding a couple of lines of code, which you'll be able to copy out of the SSI article inside our comprehensive Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining following that shall be to double-check if all of the web pages that will make use of Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and then to update backlinks to different pages on your website, to represent the modifications in the file extensions.