Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to include text from a specific source in a website. In the most typical situation, the text from one file is incorporated in another, giving a website the sense that it is dynamic. For instance, if your website comprises of 10 web pages, 5 of them can easily include the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. Once you modify this text file, the updated content will appear on all of the five web pages, which will help you bring up to date your website faster and easier than if you had to change a component of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally employed to include the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the site, the current time and date or the visitor's IP address. Any web page that employs SSI must have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

As our custom made cloud hosting system offers Server Side Includes on a global level, you will be able to use this function with any of the website hosting packages we offer and bring dynamic content to your sites with a couple of clicks. SSI can be activated for each particular domain or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the website folder with a few lines of code. Naturally, you don't have to become a programmer for that because the necessary code can be copied from the Help article we have about Server Side Includes. If you would like to utilize this feature for your site, it is important to rename your site files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all of the links on your site lead to the up-to-date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to enable and make use of Server Side Includes with merely a couple of mouse clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server offers since the feature is available on the cloud platform where your brand-new account shall be configured. All you need to do would be to make an empty file named .htaccess from your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a few lines of code inside. You can find the latter inside the Help articles that can be found in your account, so you have no need for any programming knowledge - you can simply copy the code in question. All webpages that are going to utilize Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so in case you incorporate this feature to an existing website, you need to make sure that you change all of the links in there.