Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which lets you include text from a given source in a web page. In the most common scenario, the text from a single file is incorporated in another, providing a site the feeling it is dynamic. For instance, if your site consists of ten pages, 5 of them can easily contain the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. If you alter this text file, the new content will appear on all of the five webpages, which shall allow you to bring up to date your website much easier than if you had to update part of all five pages. Server Side Includes is at times utilized to contain the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the site, the present date and time or the visitor's IP address. Any web page that utilizes SSI should have a particular extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting
Server Side Includes is supported on our innovative cloud hosting system, so no matter the shared hosting that you choose, you'll be able to use this feature making your site more dynamic. All you need to do is going to be create a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain in which you wish to use SSI and include a couple of lines of code inside it. You simply won't require any coding skills however, since you can simply copy the needed code from our help section, or our tech support team can assist you to enable SSI for any given website. You just need to change the extension of the html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to those web pages on the site are correct.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It won't take you over a minute to enable Server Side Includes when you have a semi-dedicated server package through our company. When you choose to enable this feature, you have to create an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you would like SSI to be enabled. In this file, you need to copy and paste some code, which you'll get in the FAQ article that we have devoted to SSI. You can find the latter in the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't require any prior knowledge about such matters. The only two things you ought to deal with are renaming all web pages that shall use Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and bringing up-to-date all of the links on your website, so that they point to the updated files.