Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a specific source within a website. In the most typical situation, the text from a file is incorporated in another, giving a site the sense it is dynamic. For instance, if your website involves ten pages, five of them can easily include the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. As soon as you modify this text file, the new content will appear on all of the five web pages, which shall permit you to bring up to date your website faster and easier than if you had to change an element of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is at times used to include the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the website, the present time and date or the customer's IP address. Any web page that employs SSI must have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

Server Side Includes is present on our progressive cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the Linux shared hosting you select, it will be possible to utilize this feature and make your website more dynamic. All you will have to do is going to be set up a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain in which you would like to use SSI and include a number of lines of code inside. You'll not need any kind of coding skills however, as you can simply copy the needed code from the help section, or our technical support can help you enable SSI for a specific site. You need to simply change the extension of any html file that will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to these pages on the website are accurate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes may be enabled without any difficulty with each and every semi-dedicated server plan that we provide you with and the whole process is going to take you less than a minute and simply a couple of mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by making a blank .htaccess file within a domain name or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP program of your choice, then incorporating a few lines of code, that you will be capable to get out of the SSI article in our comprehensive Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining after that is to double-check if all of the pages that shall make use of Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and to update the links to different webpages on your website, so as to reflect the changes in the file extensions.