Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a specific source within a web page. In the most popular scenario, the text from a file is incorporated in a different one, giving a site the feeling it is dynamic. For example, in case your website features ten pages, five of them can easily have the content of some file, like horoscope.txt. In case you alter this text file, the new content will appear on all of the five web pages, which shall help you revise your site faster and easier than if you had to change an element of all five pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases utilized to contain the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the site, the present date and time or the customer's IP address. Every web page that makes use of SSI must have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

All Linux shared hosting that we offer you support Server Side Includes, so you're able to bring in dynamic elements to any static website that you host on our cloud system. By setting up a clear .htaccess file and typing in a few lines of code inside, you'll be able to enable SSI for a domain or perhaps a subdomain. The file in question should be inside the exact folder where you are going to use SSI and you can see the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you don't need any coding experience. Our 24/7 tech support crew shall also be capable to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you're not sure what to do. You should additionally make sure to modify the extension of all your files that will utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your website lead to the right files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will not take you more than a minute to enable Server Side Includes in case you have a semi-dedicated server package with us. When you decide to activate this function, you have to set up an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you need SSI to be active. In that file, you have to copy and paste some code, which you can get in the FAQ article we have devoted to SSI. You can find the latter within the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't require any previous knowledge about these types of things. The only two things you ought to deal with are renaming all of the webpages that will employ Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and editing each of the links on your site, so that they point to the updated files.