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 popular scenario, the text from one file is integrated in a second one, giving a website the feeling that it's dynamic. For instance, in case your website involves ten pages, five of them can have the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. If you ever alter this text file, the new content will come up on all five web pages, which will let you revise your site much easier than if you had to update a part of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases used to contain the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the website, the present date and time or the visitor's IP address. Every webpage that uses SSI should have a unique extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting
Server Side Includes is available on our innovative cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the Linux cloud web hosting package you choose, you will be able to utilize this feature making your website much more dynamic. Everything you will need to do is going to be create a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain where you want to use SSI and after that include a number of lines of code in it. You'll not need any kind of coding skills however, as you can simply copy the necessary code from our help section, or our tech support team can assist you enable SSI for any specified website. You need to simply customize the extension of the html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to those web pages on the website are correct.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Server Side Includes can be enabled effortlessly with every single semi-dedicated server plan that our company offers and the full process shall take you less than a minute and simply several mouse clicks. You can activate SSI by making an empty .htaccess file in a domain or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP app of your preference, then typing in a couple of lines of code, that you will be able to get out of the SSI article inside our comprehensive Knowledgebase. The only thing left following that is to double-check if all of the webpages that will use Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and to modify backlinks to different pages on your site, to represent the modifications in the file extensions.