Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a specific source in a website. In the most typical scenario, the text from a single file is integrated in another, providing a site the sense it is dynamic. As an example, in case your site features 10 webpages, five of them can contain the content of some file, such as horoscope.txt. In case you change this text file, the modified content is going to appear on all of the five pages, which will enable you to update your site much easier than if you had to modify a part of all five pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases employed to contain the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the site, the present date and time or the customer's IP address. Any web page that employs SSI will need to have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

You will be able to use Server Side Includes with all of the hosting packages we offer and enable it individually for each domain name or subdomain in your hosting account. This can be achieved by using an .htaccess file, which should be positiioned in the folder where you want to use SSI and you have to put a few lines of code in that file. You can see the code in our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to just copy and paste it, as you do not need any coding capabilities to take advantage of all functions that our services come with. In case you have already built your website and you want to use Server Side Includes later, you need to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, or else SSI will not work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes may be activated with no trouble with every semi-dedicated server plan that we offer and the whole process will take you under a minute and only a few mouse clicks. You can activate SSI by setting up a blank .htaccess file in a domain name or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP application of your choosing, then incorporating a number of lines of code, that you will be capable to get from the SSI article in our thorough Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining then shall be to double-check if all of the webpages that will use Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and then to alter backlinks to different webpages on your website, in order to reflect the changes in the file extensions.