Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a specific source within a website. In the most typical scenario, the text from a file is incorporated in another, providing a site the sense it is dynamic. For example, if your website is comprised of ten pages, 5 of them can contain the content of some file, such as horoscope.txt. As soon as you alter this text file, the updated content will come up on all of the five pages, which will permit you to revise your site much easier than if you had to modify part of all five pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally utilized to incorporate the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the website, the present date and time or the customer's IP address. Every webpage that works by using SSI must have a special extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting
As our customized cloud hosting system offers Server Side Includes on a global level, it is possible to utilize this function with the shared web hosting plans we have and bring dynamic content to your websites with only a few clicks. SSI can be enabled for each specific domain or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the site folder with only a few lines of code. Certainly, you don't need to be a coder for that because the required code may be copied from the Help post that we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you wish to use this function for your website, you'll have to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all of the links on your site lead to the up to date names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
Server Side Includes could be enabled without any problem with every single semi-dedicated server package that we provide and the entire process will take you just one minute and simply a number of clicks. You can activate SSI by setting up an empty .htaccess file inside a domain or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP program of your choice, then typing in a couple of lines of code, which you'll be able to get from the SSI article within our extensive Knowledgebase. The one thing left following that will be to double-check if all of the pages that shall implement Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and also to update the links to different pages on your website, to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.