Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which enables you to include text from a given source in a website. In the most typical scenario, the text from a single file is incorporated in a second one, giving a website the sense it is dynamic. For instance, if your site has 10 pages, 5 of them can have the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. If you ever alter this text file, the modified content is going to appear on all five pages, which will allow you to bring up to date your website much easier than if you had to modify a part of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is at times used to include the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the site, the current date and time or the visitor's IP address. Every webpage that works by using SSI must have a particular extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting
Server Side Includes is supported on our progressive cloud hosting platform, so no matter the Linux cloud website hosting package you pick, you'll be able to make use of this function and make your site more dynamic. All that you will have to do is going to be create a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain where you want to use SSI and then add a few lines of code in it. You simply won't require any coding skills however, as you're able to just copy the necessary code from our help section, or our technical support can assist you enable SSI for a given website. You just need to change the extension of the html file that will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to those webpages on the site are correct.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It will not take you more than a minute to enable Server Side Includes when you have a semi-dedicated server package through our company. When you decide to enable this function, you will need to create an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain name or subdomain where you need SSI to be enabled. In this file, you must copy and paste some code, which you can find in the FAQ article that we have devoted to SSI. You will find the latter inside the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't require any prior knowledge about this kind of things. The only 2 things you must take care of are renaming all web pages that shall employ Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and editing all the links on your site, in order that they point to the renamed files.