Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which lets you include text from a specific source in a web page. In the most widespread case, the text from one file is incorporated in another, providing a website the sense it is dynamic. For example, if your website involves 10 webpages, five of them can have the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. Once you alter this text file, the updated content will come up on all five webpages, which will enable 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 employed to include the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the site, the present time and date or the customer's IP address. Any web page that uses SSI will need to have a particular extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting
As our custom made cloud hosting platform has Server Side Includes on a global level, it's possible to work with this feature with the shared hosting plans that we offer and add in dynamic content to your websites with just a few clicks. SSI is activated for each specific domain name or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the website folder with only a few lines of code. Of course, there is no need to become a developer for that because the needed code can be copied from the Help post that we have about Server Side Includes. If you wish to use this feature for your website, you'll have to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you will have to double-check if all of the links on your site lead to the up to date names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Server Side Includes may be enabled without difficulty with each semi-dedicated server plan that our company offers and the full process shall take you only a minute and only several clicks. You can enable SSI by creating a blank .htaccess file in a domain name or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP application of your choosing, then typing in a number of lines of code, that you will be able to copy out of the SSI article inside our extensive Knowledgebase. The only thing left then will be to double-check if all of the pages that will make use of Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and then to modify backlinks to different web pages on your website, so as to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.