Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a given source in a website. In the most widespread situation, the text from a file is included in a second one, providing a site the feeling it is dynamic. As an example, in case your site is made of ten web pages, five of them can easily have the content of some file, such as horoscope.txt. Once you alter this text file, the new content is going to appear on all five pages, which shall permit you to revise your site faster and easier than if you had to update a part of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally utilized to incorporate the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the site, the present date and time or the visitor's IP address. Any webpage that works by using SSI must have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

As our customized cloud hosting platform supports Server Side Includes on a global level, it will be possible to make use of this function with the web hosting packages we offer and bring dynamic content to your websites with a few clicks. SSI is enabled for each specific domain or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the website folder with only a few lines of code. Of course, you do not have to be a programmer for that as the needed code can be copied from the Help article that we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you'd like to use this feature for your website, you must rename your site files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all links on your website lead to the up to date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to enable and employ Server Side Includes with only a number of mouse clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server packages since the option is supported within the cloud platform where your new account will be configured. All you need to do would be to make a blank file named .htaccess using your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a few lines of code inside. You can find the latter within the Help articles that can be found inside of your account, which means you do not require any programming abilities - you are able to simply copy the code in question. All web pages that will utilize Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so in case you add this feature to an existing website, you should make sure that you update all of the links on it.