Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to include text from a specific source inside a website. In the most typical situation, the text from a single file is included in another, providing a website the feeling it is dynamic. For example, if your site consists of ten pages, five of them can contain the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. Once you alter this text file, the updated content will come up on all five web pages, which will help you revise your website much easier than if you had to change a part of all five pages. Server Side Includes is at times utilized to incorporate the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the website, the present time and date or the customer's IP address. Every web page that utilizes SSI will need to have a particular extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting
Server Side Includes is supported on our modern cloud hosting platform, so whatever the shared website hosting plan which you select, you will be able to utilize this function making your site more dynamic. Everything you need to do is going to be create a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you wish to use SSI and then add a number of lines of code inside it. You will not require any kind of coding skills however, as you're able to simply just copy the needed code from our help section, or our technical support can help you activate SSI for a specified website. You just need to modify the extension of the html file that will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to those webpages on the website are correct.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
Server Side Includes can be activated with ease with each semi-dedicated server package that our company offers and the full process will take you just one minute and only a couple of mouse clicks. You can activate SSI by setting up an empty .htaccess file inside a domain name or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP application of your choosing, then typing in a number of lines of code, which you will be able to copy out of the SSI article inside our thorough Knowledgebase. The only thing left then shall be to double-check if all of the web pages that will implement Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and then to alter backlinks to different webpages on your website, as a way to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.