Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to include text from a specific source in a web page. In the most popular scenario, the text from one file is included in another, providing a site the sense that it's dynamic. As an example, in case your site features ten webpages, five of them can easily contain the content of any kind of file, like horoscope.txt. If you ever modify this text file, the updated content will come up on all of the five webpages, which will allow you to update your website much easier than if you had to change an element of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes employed to include the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the site, the present time and date or the visitor's IP address. Every web page that employs SSI will need to have a particular extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Website Hosting
All the website hosting that we provide support Server Side Includes, so you're able to include dynamic components to your static site which you host on our cloud platform. By making a clear .htaccess file and typing in some lines of code inside, you are able to enable SSI for a domain name or perhaps a subdomain. The file concerned needs to be within the exact folder where you will use SSI and you can also find the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you don't need any kind of coding experience. The 24/7 tech support team shall also be capable to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you are not sure how to proceed. You should additionally remember to change the extension of all files that will implement SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your website lead to the appropriate files.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
Server Side Includes may be enabled without any problem with each semi-dedicated server package that we offer and the entire process is going to take you less than a minute and simply a number of mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by setting up a blank .htaccess file in a domain name or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP program of your choice, then incorporating a number of lines of code, which you will be capable to get from the SSI article inside our comprehensive Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining following that shall be to double-check if all of the webpages that will use Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and to change backlinks to different webpages on your site, as a way to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.