Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which lets you include text from a specified source inside a website. In the most popular situation, the text from one file is included in a different one, giving a website the feeling that it is dynamic. For instance, in case your website has ten web pages, five of them can easily contain the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. In case you modify this text file, the modified content will appear on all of the five pages, which shall enable you to revise your site much easier than if you had to change an element of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases utilized to contain the output of simple 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 utilizes SSI must have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all cloud hosting packages that we offer you and activate it separately for every single domain name or subdomain within your hosting account. This can be accomplished when using an .htaccess file, which needs to be put into the folder in which you want to use SSI and you need to enter a few lines of code in that file. You can see the code inside our Knowledgebase area, so you can simply copy and paste it, since you do not need any coding capabilities to benefit from all of the features that our solutions contain. If you have by now built your website and you would like to use Server Side Includes afterwards, you will need to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, otherwise SSI won't work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will not take you over a moment to activate Server Side Includes when you have a semi-dedicated server plan from us. When you decide to enable this function, you have to make an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain or subdomain in which you would like SSI to be active. In that file, you have to copy and paste some code, which you can find in the FAQ article we have dedicated to SSI. You can find the latter within the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not need any previous experience with this kind of matters. The only two things you need to deal with are renaming all of webpages that will employ Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and bringing up-to-date each of the links on your website, in order that they lead to the renamed files.