Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to include text from a specified source inside a web page. In the most widespread scenario, the text from a file is included in another, giving a site the sense that it is dynamic. For example, if your site is comprised of ten pages, 5 of them can easily include the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. If you alter this text file, the modified content will come up on all of the five pages, which will let you bring up to date your site much easier than if you had to update a component of all five pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes employed to contain the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the website, the current time and date or the visitor's IP address. Every webpage that works by using SSI will need to have a unique extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting
As our unique cloud hosting platform has Server Side Includes on a global level, it will be easy to implement this feature with the shared web hosting plans that we have and bring dynamic content to your websites with just a few mouse clicks. SSI is enabled for each individual domain or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the website folder with a few lines of code. Naturally, there is no need to become a developer for that as the needed code may be copied from the Help post we have related to Server Side Includes. If you would like to use this feature for your site, you'll have to rename your website files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all of the links on your website point to the up-to-date names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Server Side Includes can be activated with ease with every single semi-dedicated server package that we offer and the whole process shall take you just one minute and just several mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by setting up a blank .htaccess file within a domain or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP app of your choosing, then incorporating a number of lines of code, which you'll be able to get out of the SSI article within our thorough Knowledgebase. The one thing left then will be to double-check if all of the web pages that shall implement Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and then to alter the links to different webpages on your site, to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.