Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a specific source inside a website. In the most widespread scenario, the text from a file is incorporated in another, providing a site the feeling it is dynamic. For instance, in case your website features ten webpages, 5 of them can include the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. As soon as you alter this text file, the modified content will appear on all five webpages, which shall allow you to bring up to date your site faster and easier than if you had to update a part of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is at times used to contain the output of simple 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 webpage that works by using SSI must have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

Since our unique cloud hosting system has Server Side Includes on a global level, you will be able to work with this feature with the cloud website hosting packages that we have and incorporate dynamic content to your websites with just a few clicks. SSI can be activated for every particular domain or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the website folder with just a few lines of code. Naturally, you don't need to turn into a programmer for that as the necessary code can be copied from the Help article that we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you wish to use this function for your website, you must rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all of the links on your website lead to the modified names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes may be activated with ease with each and every semi-dedicated server plan that we provide and the entire process is going to take you under a minute and only a few clicks. You can activate SSI by creating an empty .htaccess file inside a domain name or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP program of your choice, then adding a couple of lines of code, that you will be capable to copy from the SSI article inside our detailed Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining then will be to double-check if all web pages that shall implement Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and then to update the links to different web pages on your site, to reflect the changes in the file extensions.