Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to include text from a given source inside a website. In the most widespread scenario, the text from a file is incorporated in a different one, giving a website the feeling that it's dynamic. As an example, if your website comprises of ten webpages, 5 of them can easily contain the content of some file, such as horoscope.txt. If you ever modify this text file, the modified content will come up on all five webpages, which will help you bring up to date your website much easier than if you had to change part of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is at times used to include the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the site, the current date and time or the visitor's IP address. Any web page that employs SSI should have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

Since our custom made cloud hosting platform has Server Side Includes on a global level, it will be possible to utilize this feature with all of the cloud website hosting plans that we have and bring dynamic content to your sites with just a few mouse clicks. SSI is enabled for every individual domain or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the site folder with a few lines of code. Certainly, you don't have to be a developer for that because the needed code can be copied from the Help post that we have related to Server Side Includes. If you would like to use this function for your website, you'll want to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you will have to double-check if all links on your website point to the up-to-date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

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 just one minute and only a few clicks. You can enable SSI by setting up a blank .htaccess file inside a domain name or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP app of your choice, then incorporating a couple of lines of code, that you will be capable to copy from the SSI article inside our in depth Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining following that will be to double-check if all of the webpages that will implement Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and to alter the links to different webpages on your website, to represent the changes in the file extensions.