Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a given source within a website. In the most widespread scenario, the text from a single file is included in another, providing a website the sense it is dynamic. For instance, if your website includes ten pages, 5 of them can easily include the content of some file, such as horoscope.txt. In case you change this text file, the updated content is going to appear on all five web pages, which shall permit you to revise your site much easier than if you had to change an element of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is at times employed to contain the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the website, the current time and date or the visitor's IP address. Any web page that utilizes SSI must have a special extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting
Server Side Includes is available on our innovative cloud hosting system, so whatever the shared hosting
that you pick, it will be easy to make use of this feature making your website more dynamic. Everything you will have to do will be to create a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain in which you would like to use SSI and then include a number of lines of code inside it. You will not require any kind of coding skills however, as you're able simply copy the needed code from our help section, or our tech support team can assist you activate SSI for any specified site. You just have to customize the extension of any html file that will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to those webpages on the site are appropriate.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
Server Side Includes can be activated without any difficulty with each and every semi-dedicated server
package that we offer and the whole process shall take you under a minute and only several clicks. You can enable SSI by setting up an empty .htaccess file in a domain or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP program of your choosing, then typing in a number of lines of code, which you will be able to copy from the SSI article within our thorough Knowledgebase. The one thing left following that is to double-check if all webpages that will use Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and then to alter the links to different web pages on your website, so as to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.