Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to include text from a specified source inside a web page. In the most typical situation, the text from one file is incorporated in a second one, giving a site the feeling that it is dynamic. For example, if your website involves ten pages, 5 of them can include the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. Any time you modify this text file, the new content is going to appear on all five web pages, which will let you revise your site faster and easier than if you had to modify an element of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is at times utilized to incorporate the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the site, the present date and time or the visitor's IP address. Every web page that employs SSI will need to have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our modern cloud hosting platform, so whatever the Linux shared web hosting package which you select, you will be able to make use of this feature making your site more dynamic. All you need to do is going to be create a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain where you want to use SSI and then add a number of lines of code in it. You simply will not need any coding skills however, as you're able to simply just copy the needed code from the help section, or our technical support can help you activate SSI for any given site. You just have to customize the extension of the html file that will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to those pages on the website are appropriate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will not take you more than a moment to enable Server Side Includes when you've got a semi-dedicated server plan from us. When you decide to enable this function, you must set up an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you want SSI to be active. In that file, you have to copy and paste some code, that you can get in the FAQ article we have devoted to SSI. You can find the latter inside the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't require any previous knowledge about this kind of matters. The only 2 things you must deal with are renaming all pages that shall employ Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and bringing up-to-date all of the links in your website, to ensure that they point to the renamed files.