Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a specific source within a web page. In the most typical case, the text from one file is included in a second one, giving a site the feeling that it is dynamic. For example, if your site consists of ten pages, five of them can include the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. If you ever modify this text file, the updated content is going to appear on all of the five webpages, which will allow you to update your website much easier than if you had to update a component of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases utilized to contain the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the site, the present time and date or the customer's IP address. Every web page that employs SSI should have a particular extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting
As our customized cloud hosting platform has Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able make use of this function with the cloud web hosting packages that we offer you and bring dynamic content to your sites with a couple of mouse clicks. SSI can be activated for each individual domain or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the website folder with only a few lines of code. Certainly, there is no need to become a developer for that as the required code may be copied from the Help article we have about Server Side Includes. If you want to employ this feature for your website, you'll have to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you will have to double-check if all of the links on your site lead to the updated names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It shall not take you over a minute to activate Server Side Includes in case you have a semi-dedicated server package with us. If you decide to activate this function, you will need to set up an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you would like SSI to be enabled. In that file, you must copy some code, that you can get in the FAQ article that we have devoted to SSI. You can find the latter inside the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't need any previous knowledge of such matters. The only 2 things you need to deal with are renaming all of pages that shall utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and replacing each of the links on your site, so that they point to the renamed files.