Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to include text from a given source within a web page. In the most widespread situation, the text from a file is included in a second one, giving a website the sense it is dynamic. For example, if your site has 10 web pages, five of them can easily contain the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. If you ever alter this text file, the new content will appear on all five pages, which shall enable you to bring up to date your website much easier than if you had to change a component of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is at times used to contain the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the website, the present time and date or the customer's IP address. Every web page that employs SSI must have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

It is possible to use Server Side Includes with all of the hosting plans that we offer and activate it individually for every domain or subdomain in your hosting account. This can be achieved when using .htaccess file, which should be placed in the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you have to put a few lines of code in that file. You'll find the code inside our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to simply just copy it, as you don't need any coding knowledge to take advantage of all functions that our solutions include. If you have currently built your website and you wish to employ Server Side Includes afterwards, you will need to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, or else SSI will not work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It won't take you over a moment to enable Server Side Includes in case you have a semi-dedicated server package with our company. If you decide to enable this function, you will need to make an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain or subdomain where you need SSI to be enabled. In that file, you have to copy and paste some code, that you can see in the FAQ article that we have devoted to SSI. You will find the latter within the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't require any prior experience with these types of things. The only two things you ought to take care of are renaming all of pages that shall utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and bringing up-to-date all the links on your site, so that they point to the renamed files.