Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which lets you incorporate text from a specified source in a website. In the most popular case, the text from a file is included in a second one, giving a website the feeling it is dynamic. For instance, if your website features ten pages, five of them can include the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. As soon as you modify this text file, the modified content will come up on all five web pages, which shall enable you to bring up to date your site much easier than if you had to update a part of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases utilized to include the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the site, the current time and date or the customer's IP address. Any web page that makes use of SSI must have a particular extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
As our custom cloud hosting platform has Server Side Includes on a global level, it is possible to implement this function with any of the cloud hosting plans we have and add in dynamic content to your sites with only a few mouse clicks. SSI can be enabled for every specific domain name or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the website folder with a few lines of code. Certainly, you don't need to be a programmer for that because the necessary code may be copied from the Help article that we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you'd like to utilize this function for your site, you have to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all links on your website lead to the updated names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
Server Side Includes may be activated without difficulty with each semi-dedicated server plan that we offer and the entire process is going to take you less than a minute and simply several mouse clicks. You can activate SSI by making a blank .htaccess file inside a domain name or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP program of your preference, then incorporating a few lines of code, which you'll be capable to get out of the SSI article inside our extensive Knowledgebase. The one thing left following that will be to double-check if all pages that will use Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and then to edit the links to different webpages on your website, so as to reflect the changes in the file extensions.