Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a given source in a web page. In the most widespread case, the text from a file is integrated in a second one, providing a website the sense that it is dynamic. For example, if your site is made of ten webpages, 5 of them can have the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. If you modify this text file, the modified content will appear on all of the five webpages, which will help you update your site much easier than if you had to change part of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases employed to include the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the website, the present time and date or the customer's IP address. Every webpage that utilizes SSI should have a unique extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all cloud hosting packages we provide and activate it individually for every single domain or subdomain in your hosting account. This can be accomplished by utilizing an .htaccess file, which should be placed into the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you have to enter a few lines of code in that file. You can see the code within our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to just copy it, since you don't need any programming skills to take advantage of all capabilities that our solutions contain. If you have already built your website and you wish to employ Server Side Includes later, you must make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, or else SSI is not going to work.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Server Side Includes could be activated in no time with every semi-dedicated server package that we provide and the whole process is going to take you less than a minute and merely a few mouse clicks. You can activate SSI by making a blank .htaccess file in a domain or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP program of your choosing, then incorporating a few lines of code, that you will be capable to get from the SSI article inside our complete Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining following that shall be to double-check if all of the web pages that will use Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and to edit backlinks to different pages on your site, as a way to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.