Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a specified source inside a web page. In the most widespread case, the text from one file is incorporated in another, giving a site the feeling it is dynamic. As an example, if your website includes 10 pages, 5 of them can include the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. As soon as you alter this text file, the modified content will come up on all of the five web pages, which will let you update your website much easier than if you had to update a part of all five web 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 present date and time or the customer's IP address. Every webpage that makes use of SSI will need to have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

All the Linux cloud hosting we provide support Server Side Includes, so that you can incorporate dynamic elements to your static website which you host on our cloud system. By creating a blank .htaccess file and entering several lines of code within it, you're able to enable SSI for a domain name or maybe a subdomain. The file in question must be within the exact folder where you will use SSI and you'll get the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you do not need any coding knowledge. Our 24/7 tech support team shall also be in a position to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you aren't certain how to proceed. You should additionally make sure to modify the extension of all files that are going to use SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your site point to the correct files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It shall not take you over a minute to enable Server Side Includes when you have a semi-dedicated server plan from our company. When you decide to enable this function, you have to make an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain or subdomain in which you need SSI to be active. In this file, you have to copy some code, which you'll find in the FAQ article we have dedicated to SSI. You will find the latter inside the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not require any prior experience with such things. The only two things you should deal with are renaming all of web pages that shall employ Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and updating all of the links in your site, to make sure they point to the updated files.