Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which lets you incorporate text from a specific source inside a web page. In the most popular scenario, the text from a file is incorporated in another, providing a site the sense it is dynamic. For instance, if your website consists of 10 pages, five of them can include the content of some file, like horoscope.txt. In case you modify this text file, the modified content is going to appear on all five web pages, which shall allow you to update your website much easier than if you had to change part of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes utilized to include the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the site, the present time and date or the customer's IP address. Every webpage that utilizes SSI should have a special extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting
It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all of the shared website hosting plans we offer you and enable it individually for every domain name or subdomain within your hosting account. You can do this when using an .htaccess file, which needs to be placed into the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you need to put a couple of lines of code in that file. You can get the code inside our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to just copy and paste it, as you do not need any coding capabilities to benefit from all of the functions that our services include. In case you have by now built your site and you want to use Server Side Includes later, you need to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, otherwise SSI will not work.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Server Side Includes may be activated in no time with every single semi-dedicated server plan that our company offers and the full process is going to take you just one minute and just a couple of clicks. You can enable SSI by making an empty .htaccess file within a domain name or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP app of your choosing, then typing in a few lines of code, which you will be capable to get out of the SSI article within our detailed Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining then shall be to double-check if all of the webpages that shall implement Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and to change the links to different web pages on your site, as a way to reflect the changes in the file extensions.