Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which enables you to include text from a specified source in a website. In the most typical case, the text from one file is incorporated in another, providing a website the sense that it is dynamic. For example, if your site has ten webpages, five of them can easily have the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. Any time you alter this text file, the updated content will come up on all five pages, which will help you bring up to date your site faster and easier than if you had to change a part of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes employed to include the output of simple 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 employs SSI should have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

Since our custom made cloud hosting platform features Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to to make use of this feature with any of the cloud web hosting packages that we offer you and add dynamic content to your sites with a few clicks. SSI can be activated for each specific domain or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the site folder with only a few lines of code. Of course, you do not have to become a programmer for that since the necessary code can be copied from the Help article we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you wish to utilize this function for your site, you must rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you have to double-check if all of the links on your website point to the up-to-date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It won't take you more than a moment to enable Server Side Includes when you have a semi-dedicated server package from us. When you decide to activate this function, you must create an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you need SSI to be active. In that file, you must copy and paste some code, which you can find in the FAQ article we have dedicated to SSI. You can get the latter inside the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't need any prior experience with such matters. The only 2 things you need to take care of are renaming all of pages that shall employ Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and changing every one of the links in your website, so they lead to the renamed files.