Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which lets you include text from a specific source within a website. In the most popular scenario, the text from one file is integrated in another, providing a site the feeling it is dynamic. For instance, if your website consists of 10 webpages, 5 of them can easily have the content of some file, such as horoscope.txt. Once you modify this text file, the modified content will appear on all of the five web pages, which will allow you to bring up to date your site faster and easier than if you had to modify a part of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is at times utilized to contain 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. Any web page that works by using SSI will need to have a special extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
All of the cloud hosting service we offer support Server Side Includes, so you're able to incorporate dynamic components to your static website which you host on our cloud system. By setting up an empty .htaccess file and adding several lines of code inside it, you can enable SSI for a domain or perhaps a subdomain. The file concerned must be inside the specific folder where you are going to use SSI and you can discover the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you don't need any kind of coding practical experience. Our 24/7 tech support crew will also be capable to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you're not absolutely sure what to do. You should furthermore make sure to change the extension of all of the files that will implement SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your website lead to the proper files.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
Server Side Includes may be activated easily with each semi-dedicated server plan that we provide you with and the full process shall take you under a minute and only a few clicks. You can activate SSI by setting up an empty .htaccess file within a domain or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP application of your choice, then adding a couple of lines of code, which you'll be able to copy out of the SSI article within our complete Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining following that is to double-check if all web pages that will implement Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and also to alter backlinks to different pages on your site, as a way to represent the modifications in the file extensions.