Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which enables you to include text from a specified source inside a web page. In the most popular case, the text from one file is integrated in a second one, giving a site the sense that it's dynamic. As an example, if your site has ten web pages, five of them can easily have the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. In case you modify this text file, the new content will come up on all of the five web pages, which shall let you revise your website much easier than if you had to update an element of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is at times used to contain the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the website, the current time and date or the visitor's IP address. Every webpage that works by using SSI should have a particular extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
All the Linux cloud packages that we provide support Server Side Includes, so you can include dynamic elements to any static website which you host on our cloud platform. By making a clear .htaccess file and typing in some lines of code inside it, you're able to activate SSI for a domain name or maybe a subdomain. The file involved should be within the exact folder where you are going to use SSI and you will find the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you don't need any kind of coding experience. Our 24/7 technical support crew will also be able to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you're not absolutely sure how to proceed. You should furthermore make sure to change the extension of all of the files that are going to utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your site point to the proper files.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Server Side Includes may be activated without any difficulty with every semi-dedicated server plan that our company offers and the full process will take you only a minute and just several mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by setting up a blank .htaccess file in a domain name or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP program of your choosing, then incorporating a couple of lines of code, which you'll be capable to copy from the SSI article inside our detailed Knowledgebase. The one thing left then is to double-check if all of the webpages that shall make use of Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and then to change backlinks to different webpages on your site, to represent the changes in the file extensions.