Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which lets you incorporate text from a specific source inside a web page. In the most typical scenario, the text from a single file is included in a second one, giving a site the feeling it is dynamic. For instance, if your site features ten pages, 5 of them can easily contain the content of any kind of file, like horoscope.txt. In case you alter this text file, the updated content will appear on all five pages, which shall help 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 at times used to contain the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the site, the present date and time or the visitor's IP address. Every webpage that makes use of SSI must have a special extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Server Side Includes could be activated without any difficulty with each semi-dedicated server plan that we offer and the whole process shall take you just one minute and only a number of clicks. You can enable SSI by making an empty .htaccess file within a domain name or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP program of your choice, then typing in a couple of lines of code, which you will be capable to copy from the SSI article inside our extensive Knowledgebase. The only thing left following that is to double-check if all web pages that shall make use of Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and then to alter the links to different web pages on your website, to represent the changes in the file extensions.