Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a specific source in a web page. In the most common scenario, the text from a file is integrated in another, giving a site the feeling that it's dynamic. For example, if your site is made of ten web pages, 5 of them can contain the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. Once you alter this text file, the modified content is going to appear on all of the five webpages, which will permit you to revise your site faster and easier than if you had to change a component of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes used to incorporate the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the website, the present date and time or the visitor's IP address. Any web page that makes use of SSI will need to have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

It is possible to use Server Side Includes with all cloud web hosting plans we provide and activate it separately for every single domain or subdomain in your hosting account. You can do this when using .htaccess file, which should be put into the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you need to type in a couple of lines of code in that file. You will find the code in our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to simply copy and paste it, as you don't need any programming knowledge to take advantage of all features that our services incorporate. If you have currently built your site and you want to employ Server Side Includes later on, you need to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, otherwise SSI is not going to work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will not take you over a moment to activate Server Side Includes when you've got a semi-dedicated server plan from us. When you choose to activate this feature, you will need to create an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you would like SSI to be active. In this file, you have to copy some code, which you can find in the FAQ article we have devoted to SSI. You will find the latter in the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not need any previous knowledge about these types of matters. The only 2 things you ought to take care of are renaming all pages that will utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and bringing up-to-date every one of the links on your website, so that they lead to the renamed files.