Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to include text from a given source inside a web page. In the most typical case, the text from a file is incorporated in a second one, providing a site the sense it is dynamic. For instance, if your website includes 10 webpages, 5 of them can easily contain the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. If you ever modify this text file, the updated content will appear on all five webpages, which shall enable you to bring up to date your site faster and easier than if you had to modify part of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally utilized to include the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the site, the present date and time or the customer's IP address. Any web page that works by using SSI will need to have a unique extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
All cloud hosting that we provide support Server Side Includes, so that you can bring in dynamic components to your static website that you host on our cloud platform. By making a blank .htaccess file and adding several lines of code in it, you'll be able to activate SSI for a domain or a subdomain. The file concerned should be in the particular folder where you will use SSI and you can also get the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you don't need any kind of coding practical experience. The 24/7 tech support staff shall also be in a position to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you're not absolutely sure what to do. You should furthermore remember to modify the extension of all your files that are going to make use of 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 Hosting
It shall not take you over a moment to enable Server Side Includes when you have a semi-dedicated server package with our company. When you decide to enable this function, you need to make an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain or subdomain where you need SSI to be enabled. In that file, you have to copy and paste some code, which you can get in the FAQ article that we have devoted to SSI. You will find the latter in the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not need any prior knowledge about these types of matters. The only two things you must take care of are renaming all of web pages that shall employ Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and replacing each of the links on your site, so that they lead to the updated files.