Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to include text from a specified source inside a web page. In the most widespread situation, the text from a file is integrated in another, giving a website the sense that it's dynamic. For example, in case your site has ten webpages, five of them can easily have the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. As soon as you alter this text file, the updated content will come up on all five web pages, which will allow you to update your site faster and easier than if you had to modify part of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is at times utilized to contain the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the site, the present time and date or the visitor's IP address. Every webpage that uses SSI must have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

You will be able to use Server Side Includes with all of the hosting plans we offer you and activate it independently for every domain name or subdomain within your hosting account. This can be done by using an .htaccess file, which should be placed into the folder where you want to use SSI and you need to put a couple of lines of code in that file. You can see the code in our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to simply copy it, as you do not need any programming expertise to benefit from all of the characteristics that our solutions have. In case you have already built your website and you want to use Server Side Includes later, you must ensure 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 Hosting

Server Side Includes can be activated with no trouble with every semi-dedicated server package that we provide and the whole process will take you just one minute and merely a couple of mouse clicks. You can activate SSI by making a blank .htaccess file within a domain or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP app of your preference, then adding a couple of lines of code, which you will be capable to get out of the SSI article inside our extensive Knowledgebase. The only thing left then will be to double-check if all webpages that will implement Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and then to modify backlinks to different webpages on your website, so as to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.