Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to include text from a given source within a web page. In the most widespread situation, the text from one file is integrated in another, giving a site the feeling that it is dynamic. For instance, if your site features ten web pages, five of them can easily contain the content of any kind of file, like horoscope.txt. If you ever alter this text file, the modified content will come up on all of the five web pages, which shall permit you to bring up to date your site faster and easier than if you had to update an element of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally employed to include the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the website, the current date and time or the visitor's IP address. Any webpage that employs SSI will need to have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

All Linux cloud website hosting we offer support Server Side Includes, so you can bring in dynamic components to your static site that you host on our cloud platform. By setting up an empty .htaccess file and typing in a couple of lines of code inside, you are able to activate SSI for a domain name or maybe a subdomain. The file in question needs to be inside the specific folder where you will use SSI and you will get the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you do not need any kind of coding practical experience. Our 24/7 tech support staff shall also be able to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you're not certain how to proceed. You should furthermore remember to change the extension of all your files that are going to utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your site point to the proper files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It won't take you more than a moment to activate Server Side Includes when you have a semi-dedicated server plan from us. If you decide to activate this feature, you must create an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain or subdomain in which you want SSI to be enabled. In that file, you need to copy and paste some code, which you'll see in the FAQ article that we have dedicated to SSI. You can find the latter inside the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't require any previous experience with this kind of matters. The only 2 things you must deal with are renaming all of webpages that shall employ Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and changing each of the links in your website, to make sure they lead to the renamed files.