Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to include text from a specified source within a website. In the most typical case, the text from a file is incorporated in another, giving a site the sense that it is dynamic. As an example, if your website is made of ten webpages, 5 of them can easily have the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. In case you alter this text file, the modified content will come up on all of the five web pages, which will help you revise your site much easier than if you had to change part of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is at times employed to include the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the website, the present date and time or the customer's IP address. Every webpage that works by using SSI must have a unique extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
It will be easy to use Server Side Includes with all cloud hosting plans that we provide and activate it individually for each domain or subdomain inside your hosting account. This can be done when using an .htaccess file, which should be put into the folder where you want to use SSI and you have to enter a few lines of code in that file. You can see the code within our Knowledgebase area, so you can simply copy and paste it, since you don't need any programming capabilities to take advantage of all capabilities that our solutions include. In case you have currently built your site and you wish to employ Server Side Includes afterwards, you will need to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, otherwise SSI is not going to work.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
Server Side Includes can be activated effortlessly with every single semi-dedicated server package that we offer and the whole process shall take you only a minute and only a few mouse clicks. You can activate SSI by making an empty .htaccess file within a domain or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP app of your preference, then typing in a few lines of code, which you will be able to get from the SSI article in our extensive Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining following that shall be to double-check if all pages that will implement Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and to edit backlinks to different webpages on your site, in order to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.