Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which lets you incorporate text from a specified source within a website. In the most widespread scenario, the text from one file is included in a different one, providing a website the feeling that it is dynamic. As an example, if your site has ten webpages, five of them can easily include the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. In case you change this text file, the updated content will come up on all five webpages, which shall let you revise your website faster and easier than if you had to modify a part of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally employed to incorporate the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the site, the present time and date or the customer's IP address. Every webpage that works by using SSI must have a particular extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting
Server Side Includes is supported on our innovative cloud hosting platform, so whatever the Linux cloud website hosting package which you select, you'll be able to make use of this feature and make your website more dynamic. Everything you must do is going to be make a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you wish to use SSI and then add a couple of lines of code inside. You won't need any kind of coding skills though, as you're able just copy the needed code from our help section, or our tech support team can help you enable SSI for a given website. You need to simply modify the extension of any html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to those web pages on the site are appropriate.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Server Side Includes may be enabled without any difficulty with each and every semi-dedicated server plan that our company offers and the whole process is going to take you only a minute and only a few mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by creating an empty .htaccess file within a domain or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP application of your preference, then adding a number of lines of code, that you will be able to copy out of the SSI article in our thorough Knowledgebase. The only thing left following that shall be to double-check if all of the pages that shall implement Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and then to update backlinks to different web pages on your site, to reflect the changes in the file extensions.