Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a specified source within a web page. In the most typical case, the text from one file is included in a different one, giving a website the feeling that it is dynamic. As an example, if your website includes ten web pages, five of them can easily have the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. In case you modify this text file, the new content will come up on all of the five webpages, which will enable you to revise your site much easier than if you had to modify an element of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally employed to incorporate the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the site, the current date and time or the customer's IP address. Any web page that makes use of SSI will need to have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

Since our customized cloud hosting platform offers Server Side Includes on a global level, it will be possible to work with this function with all of the cloud hosting plans that we feature and add in dynamic content to your websites with only a few mouse clicks. SSI is activated for each specific domain name or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the site folder with only a few lines of code. Naturally, you do not have to become a programmer for that as the required code can be copied from the Help post that we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you wish to use this function for your site, it's important to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you have 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

It shall not take you over a minute to enable Server Side Includes when you have a semi-dedicated server package with our company. When you choose to activate this feature, you must set up an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you need SSI to be enabled. In this file, you have to copy and paste some code, which you'll get in the FAQ article we have dedicated to SSI. You will find the latter within the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't need any prior experience with these types of matters. The only two things you must deal with are renaming all of webpages that shall utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and changing every one of the links on your website, to make sure they point to the updated files.