Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a specific source inside a website. In the most widespread scenario, the text from a single file is included in a second one, giving a website the sense that it's dynamic. As an example, in case your website comprises of 10 webpages, 5 of them can easily include the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. Once you modify this text file, the updated content will come up on all of the five webpages, which will let you revise your website much easier than if you had to modify a part of all five pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes used to incorporate the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the website, the current date and time or the visitor's IP address. Every web page that makes use of SSI should have a special extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting
As our customized cloud hosting platform supports Server Side Includes on a global level, it's possible to implement this feature with any of the shared hosting plans that we offer and incorporate dynamic content to your sites with just a few mouse clicks. SSI can be enabled for every individual domain name or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the site folder with a few lines of code. Of course, you don't have to become a programmer for that since the needed code can be copied from the Help article that we have about Server Side Includes. If you want to utilize this feature for your site, you'll want to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you have to double-check if all of the links on your site point to the up to date names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Server Side Includes may be enabled without any problem with every semi-dedicated server package that we provide and the whole process is going to take you only a minute and simply several mouse clicks. You can activate SSI by creating a blank .htaccess file in a domain or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP application of your choice, then adding a number of lines of code, which you'll be able to get out of the SSI article within our extensive Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining following that will be to double-check if all of the web pages that will use Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and then to alter the links to different webpages on your site, in order to reflect the changes in the file extensions.