Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which lets you include text from a specified source inside a web page. In the most typical scenario, the text from a single file is integrated in another, giving a site the sense it is dynamic. As an example, if your site comprises of ten pages, 5 of them can include the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. In case you change this text file, the updated content will appear on all five web pages, which will allow you to revise your website much easier than if you had to modify a component of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes utilized to contain the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the site, the present date and time or the visitor's IP address. Every web page that utilizes SSI should have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

Since our unique cloud hosting platform has Server Side Includes on a global level, it will be possible to implement this feature with the website hosting packages that we have and incorporate dynamic content to your websites with a few mouse clicks. SSI is enabled for each individual domain or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the site folder with just a few lines of code. Certainly, you don't need to turn into a developer for that since the necessary code may be copied from the Help article that we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you'd like to employ this feature for your website, you'll want to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all links on your website point to the current names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes can be enabled with no trouble with every semi-dedicated server package that we provide and the entire process will take you just one minute and merely a couple of mouse clicks. You can activate SSI by creating an empty .htaccess file in a domain name or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP application of your choosing, then adding a few lines of code, which you will be capable to copy out of the SSI article within our extensive Knowledgebase. The one thing left then shall be to double-check if all of the pages that will implement Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and to modify backlinks to different pages on your website, as a way to represent the modifications in the file extensions.