Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which lets you incorporate text from a specific source in a website. In the most typical situation, the text from a single file is integrated in a different one, giving a site the feeling it is dynamic. As an example, if your website includes 10 webpages, five of them can easily contain the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. Any time you modify this text file, the new content will come up on all five web pages, which will permit you to update your site much easier than if you had to update an element of all five pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally employed to contain 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. Any webpage that uses SSI will need to have a unique extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Hosting
Server Side Includes is present on our innovative cloud hosting platform, so whatever the Linux hosting which you select, it will be possible to utilize this feature making your site much more dynamic. Everything you have to do is to make a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you wish to use SSI and add a number of lines of code inside. You simply will not need any kind of coding skills though, as you're able to simply copy the necessary code from the help section, or our technical support can assist you enable SSI for a specific website. You just need to modify the extension of the html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to those web pages on the site are correct.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Server Side Includes may be activated effortlessly with every single semi-dedicated server plan that we provide you with and the whole process shall take you under a minute and merely several clicks. You can activate SSI by setting up a blank .htaccess file in a domain name or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP app of your preference, then typing in a couple of lines of code, which you'll be able to copy from the SSI article inside our thorough Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining following that shall be to double-check if all pages that will use Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and to update backlinks to different webpages on your website, in order to represent the modifications in the file extensions.