Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a specific source inside a website. In the most typical situation, the text from a single file is integrated in a different one, providing a website the feeling it is dynamic. As an example, if your site consists of 10 webpages, five of them can easily include the content of any kind of file, like horoscope.txt. Any time you modify this text file, the new content will come up on all five webpages, which will allow you to revise your site faster and easier than if you had to modify a part of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally used to incorporate the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the website, the current time and date or the visitor's IP address. Any webpage that works by using SSI will need to have a particular extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting
All Linux shared website hosting service we offer you support Server Side Includes, so that you can incorporate dynamic elements to your static site which you host on our cloud system. By setting up a blank .htaccess file and adding several lines of code within it, you're able to activate SSI for a domain name or a subdomain. The file involved needs to be inside the exact folder where you are going to use SSI and you will see the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you don't need any kind of coding knowledge. The 24/7 technical support crew will also be capable to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you're not sure what to do. You should furthermore remember to modify the extension of all files that will use SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your site lead to the right files.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
Server Side Includes may be enabled easily with each semi-dedicated server package that we provide and the full process will take you less than a minute and simply a number of mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by making a blank .htaccess file inside a domain name or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP application of your preference, then typing in a few lines of code, that you will be capable to get out of the SSI article inside our in depth Knowledgebase. The one thing left following that shall be to double-check if all of the webpages that will implement Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and also to alter backlinks to different webpages on your site, as a way to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.