Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a specified source within a web page. In the most popular situation, the text from a single file is included in another, providing a website the sense that it is dynamic. For instance, if your site comprises of ten webpages, five of them can include the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. Once you change this text file, the updated content is going to appear on all five webpages, which will let you revise your website faster and easier than if you had to change a part of all five pages. Server Side Includes is at times employed to include the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the site, the present time and date or the customer's IP address. Any webpage that works by using SSI should have a unique extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting
All Linux shared hosting that we provide support Server Side Includes, so that you can include dynamic components to any static site that you host on our cloud platform. By creating an empty .htaccess file and entering a couple of lines of code in it, you can enable SSI for a domain name or perhaps a subdomain. The file involved should be in the exact folder where you will use SSI and you can get the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you do not need any kind of coding expertise. Our 24/7 tech support crew will also be in a position to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you are not confident how to proceed. You should also remember to modify the extension of all of the files that will make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your site point to the correct files.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Server Side Includes may be activated without any problem with each and every semi-dedicated server plan that we provide and the full process will take you under a minute and just a few clicks. You can enable SSI by creating an empty .htaccess file within a domain or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP application of your choice, then adding a number of lines of code, which you'll be able to copy from the SSI article in our extensive Knowledgebase. The only thing left then will be to double-check if all pages that shall make use of Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and then to update backlinks to different web pages on your website, so as to represent the modifications in the file extensions.