Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a specified source inside a website. In the most widespread case, the text from one file is integrated in a second one, providing a website the feeling it is dynamic. For instance, if your site is comprised of 10 webpages, five of them can easily include the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. If you change this text file, the modified content will appear on all five webpages, which shall permit you to revise your website much easier than if you had to update a component of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases utilized to contain the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the website, the present date and time or the visitor's IP address. Any web page that uses SSI should have a particular extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Website Hosting
Since our custom made cloud hosting system has Server Side Includes on a global level, you will be able to work with this function with all of the website hosting packages we offer and add in dynamic content to your websites with just a few clicks. SSI can be enabled for each individual domain or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the site folder with a couple of lines of code. Certainly, you do not have to become a programmer for that as the necessary code can be copied from the Help article we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you would like to utilize this function for your site, it's important to rename your site files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all of the links on your site lead to the modified names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
Server Side Includes may be activated effortlessly with each and every semi-dedicated server package that we offer and the full process shall take you less than a minute and just a number of clicks. You can activate SSI by setting up an empty .htaccess file inside a domain or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP application of your preference, then typing in a number of lines of code, that you will be able to copy from the SSI article in our complete Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining then is to double-check if all of the webpages that shall implement Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and to update the links to different web pages on your website, as a way to represent the changes in the file extensions.