Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which lets you include text from a given source within a web page. In the most common situation, the text from a single file is included in another, giving a website the feeling it is dynamic. For example, in case your site involves 10 pages, five of them can contain the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. Once you change this text file, the new content will come up on all five web pages, which will help you bring up to date your site much easier than if you had to update part of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally used to include 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 uses SSI should have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

You will be able to use Server Side Includes with all shared website hosting packages that we offer and enable it separately for every domain or subdomain inside of your hosting account. This can be done when using .htaccess file, which needs to be positiioned in the folder where you want to use SSI and you need to type in a couple of lines of code in that file. You'll find the code inside our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to just copy and paste it, since you don't need any coding expertise to benefit from all of the characteristics that our solutions include. If you have already built your site and you want to employ Server Side Includes afterwards, you must make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, otherwise SSI won't work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes may be activated with no trouble with every single semi-dedicated server plan that we provide and the entire process will take you just one minute and simply a couple of mouse clicks. You can activate SSI by creating an empty .htaccess file inside a domain or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP application of your preference, then adding a number of lines of code, that you will be capable to get out of the SSI article inside our thorough Knowledgebase. The one thing left following that is to double-check if all web pages that shall make use of Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and also to change the links to different web pages on your site, in order to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.