Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a specified source inside a web page. In the most typical scenario, the text from a single file is integrated in a different one, giving a site the sense it is dynamic. For instance, if your website features 10 web pages, 5 of them can have the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. Any time you change this text file, the new content will come up on all of the five webpages, which will help you revise your site faster and easier than if you had to update an element of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally utilized to include the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the site, the current date and time or the visitor's IP address. Every webpage that uses SSI will need to have a special extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting
Since our custom cloud hosting platform has Server Side Includes on a global level, you are able to make use of this function with all of the cloud website hosting packages that we offer you and bring dynamic content to your websites with a couple of clicks. SSI is enabled for each individual domain name or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the site folder with a few lines of code. Naturally, there is no need to be a coder for that because the required code can be copied from the Help article that we have about Server Side Includes. If you want to employ this feature for your site, you have to rename your website files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all links on your website point to the current names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
Server Side Includes could be activated without any problem with every semi-dedicated server package that we provide and the full process will take you only a minute and simply a couple of clicks. You can enable SSI by setting up an empty .htaccess file within a domain or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP application of your preference, then adding a few lines of code, that you will be able to copy from the SSI article inside our detailed Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining then is to double-check if all of the pages that will make use of Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and then to change backlinks to different pages on your site, to represent the modifications in the file extensions.