Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a given source in a web page. In the most typical case, the text from a single file is integrated in another, giving a site the sense that it is dynamic. As an example, if your website involves 10 web pages, 5 of them can have the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. Any time you change this text file, the modified content will appear on all of the five pages, which will help you bring up to date your website faster and easier than if you had to update a part of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally employed to incorporate the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the site, the present date and time or the customer's IP address. Every webpage that makes use of SSI must have a particular extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Hosting
All hosting that we offer you support Server Side Includes, so you're able to include dynamic elements to your static site which you host on our cloud platform. By making an empty .htaccess file and typing in several lines of code within it, you'll be able to enable SSI for a domain name or perhaps a subdomain. The file concerned should be within the exact folder where you will use SSI and you can also find the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you don't need any kind of coding expertise. Our 24/7 technical support crew shall also be capable to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you aren't confident what to do. You should also remember to change the extension of all files which will make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your site point to the correct files.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
Server Side Includes could be enabled without any difficulty with every semi-dedicated server package that we provide and the whole process is going to take you only a minute and merely a few clicks. You can activate SSI by making a blank .htaccess file in a domain name or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP application of your preference, then adding a number of lines of code, which you will be capable to get from the SSI article inside our detailed Knowledgebase. The only thing left following that shall be to double-check if all web pages that shall use Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and to alter backlinks to different web pages on your website, so as to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.