Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which lets you incorporate text from a specific source within a website. In the most common scenario, the text from one file is integrated in another, providing a website the feeling that it's dynamic. As an example, if your site features 10 pages, 5 of them can easily contain the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. Any time you modify this text file, the new content is going to appear on all of the five web pages, which shall permit you to revise your site much easier than if you had to modify a component of all five pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases used to include the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the website, the current date and time or the customer's IP address. Any web page that uses SSI must have a unique extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting
Server Side Includes is featured on our modern cloud hosting platform, so no matter the Linux cloud website hosting which you choose, it's possible to utilize this feature and make your site a lot more dynamic. All you will have to do is to create a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you wish to use SSI and include a number of lines of code in it. You will not need any coding skills though, since you can basically copy the necessary code from the help section, or our technical support can help you enable SSI for a specific site. You just need to change the extension of the html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to these web pages on the site are appropriate.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Server Side Includes may be activated with ease with each and every semi-dedicated server package that our company offers and the entire process is going to take you under a minute and merely several clicks. You can enable SSI by creating a blank .htaccess file within a domain or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP app of your choosing, then incorporating a few lines of code, which you will be able to get out of the SSI article within our extensive Knowledgebase. The one thing left after that shall be to double-check if all pages that shall use Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and also to edit backlinks to different webpages on your website, in order to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.