Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which lets you include text from a specific source inside a website. In the most typical situation, the text from a single file is integrated in a second one, providing a website the feeling that it is dynamic. As an example, if your site features ten web pages, 5 of them can contain the content of some file, like horoscope.txt. If you change this text file, the new content will appear on all five web pages, which shall let you revise your site much easier than if you had to change a part of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases employed to include the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the website, the present time and date or the customer's IP address. Any webpage that makes use of SSI will need to have a special extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting
You will be able to use Server Side Includes with all cloud web hosting plans that we offer you and enable it independently for every domain or subdomain in your hosting account. You can do this by using an .htaccess file, which needs to be positiioned in the folder where you wish to use SSI and you have to enter a few lines of code in that file. You will find the code within our Knowledgebase area, so you can simply just copy and paste it, since you do not need any coding knowledge to benefit from all features that our solutions come with. In case you have by now built your website and you want to employ Server Side Includes later on, you must make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, or else SSI is not going to work.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Server Side Includes may be enabled easily with each semi-dedicated server plan that our company offers and the full process shall take you only a minute and simply a few mouse clicks. You can activate SSI by setting up an empty .htaccess file inside a domain name or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP app of your preference, then typing in a few lines of code, which you will be capable to copy out of the SSI article in our thorough Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining after that will be to double-check if all web pages that shall make use of Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and to change backlinks to different webpages on your website, in order to represent the modifications in the file extensions.