Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a specified source within a web page. In the most popular scenario, the text from a single file is incorporated in a different one, giving a website the feeling that it's dynamic. For instance, if your site comprises of 10 web pages, five of them can easily contain the content of some file, such as horoscope.txt. If you ever alter this text file, the modified content will appear on all five webpages, which shall help you bring up to date your site faster and easier than if you had to update an element of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases employed to incorporate the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the site, the current time and date or the visitor's IP address. Any web page that works by using SSI will need to have a special extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting
All cloud website hosting services we offer support Server Side Includes, so that you can bring in dynamic components to any static website that you host on our cloud platform. By making an empty .htaccess file and adding a couple of lines of code in it, you are able to activate SSI for a domain or maybe a subdomain. The file involved should be inside the particular folder where you will make use of SSI and you can also find the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you don't need any coding practical experience. Our 24/7 tech support crew shall also be capable to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you aren't certain how to proceed. You should furthermore make sure to change the extension of all of the files that are going to use SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your website lead to the correct files.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Server Side Includes may be enabled without any difficulty with every semi-dedicated server package that we provide you with and the whole process shall take you under a minute and just a number of mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by making an empty .htaccess file within a domain or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP app of your choice, then incorporating a couple of lines of code, which you'll be capable to get out of the SSI article in our thorough Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining following that shall be to double-check if all of the web pages that will implement Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and also to edit backlinks to different pages on your website, so as to represent the modifications in the file extensions.