Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which lets you incorporate text from a specific source within a website. In the most common scenario, the text from a file is included in a different one, giving a site the feeling it is dynamic. As an example, if your site includes ten pages, five of them can contain the content of some file, such as horoscope.txt. Any time you modify this text file, the new content is going to appear on all of the five pages, which will let you bring up to date your site faster and easier than if you had to modify a part of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes utilized to include the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the site, the current date and time or the visitor's IP address. Any web page that employs SSI must have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

All the Linux shared hosting service that we offer support Server Side Includes, so that you can include dynamic components to any static site that you host on our cloud system. By making a blank .htaccess file and typing in some lines of code within it, you can activate SSI for a domain or maybe a subdomain. The file concerned needs to be within the exact folder where you will make use of SSI you'll be able to find the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you don't need any kind of coding expertise. The 24/7 tech support team shall also be capable to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you are not sure how to proceed. You should additionally remember to change the extension of all your files which will make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your site point to the right files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes may be activated effortlessly with each and every semi-dedicated server plan that our company offers and the whole process will take you under a minute and simply several clicks. You can enable SSI by making an empty .htaccess file in a domain or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP application of your choice, then typing in a number of lines of code, that you will be able to copy out of the SSI article inside our thorough Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining following that is to double-check if all of the web pages that will make use of Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and to update backlinks to different webpages on your website, in order to represent the modifications in the file extensions.