Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which lets you incorporate text from a given source in a website. In the most common situation, the text from a single file is incorporated in a second one, providing a website the sense it is dynamic. For instance, in case your site comprises of 10 webpages, 5 of them can include the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. Once you alter this text file, the updated content will appear on all of the five web pages, which will help you bring up to date your website much easier than if you had to modify part of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes utilized to include the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the website, the current time and date or the customer's IP address. Every web page that utilizes SSI will need to have a special extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting
It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all cloud website hosting plans we offer you and enable it individually for each domain name or subdomain within your hosting account. This can be done when using .htaccess file, which needs to be put into the folder in which you want to use SSI and you need to enter a couple of lines of code in that file. You can find the code inside our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to simply just copy and paste it, since you do not need any programming expertise to take advantage of all of the functions that our solutions feature. If you have currently built your site and you wish to use Server Side Includes later on, you must make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, or else SSI won't work.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
Server Side Includes could be enabled without any problem with each semi-dedicated server package that we offer and the full process will take you just one minute and just a number of mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by setting up a blank .htaccess file in a domain or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP application of your choosing, then incorporating a number of lines of code, that you will be able to get from the SSI article in our complete Knowledgebase. The one thing left following that will be to double-check if all of the webpages that will make use of Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and to update backlinks to different pages on your site, so as to represent the changes in the file extensions.