Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a specific source inside a website. In the most popular situation, the text from one file is integrated in a second one, giving a site the feeling that it is dynamic. For example, in case your site consists of 10 webpages, five of them can contain the content of any kind of file, like horoscope.txt. If you ever alter this text file, the new content is going to appear on all five webpages, which will allow you to update your website faster and easier than if you had to update an element of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases utilized to include the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the website, the present time and date or the customer's IP address. Any webpage that makes use of SSI will need to have a special extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
As our unique cloud hosting system features Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to make use of this feature with the cloud hosting packages we offer and bring dynamic content to your websites with only a few mouse clicks. SSI can be activated for every specific domain name or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the website folder with only a few lines of code. Of course, you don't need to be a programmer for that as the required code may be copied from the Help article that we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you would like to use this feature for your website, you have to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you have to double-check if all links on your site point to the up-to-date names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
Server Side Includes may be activated with ease with each semi-dedicated server package that we provide you with and the whole process will take you less than a minute and merely several mouse clicks. You can activate SSI by setting up a blank .htaccess file within a domain or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP program 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 comprehensive Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining after that is to double-check if all of the webpages that shall implement Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and then to modify the links to different web pages on your website, as a way to reflect the changes in the file extensions.