Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a specific source inside a web page. In the most common situation, the text from a file is included in another, giving a site the feeling it is dynamic. As an example, in case your website features 10 webpages, 5 of them can easily have the content of any kind of file, like horoscope.txt. Once you change this text file, the updated content will come up on all five web pages, which shall help you bring up to date your site much easier than if you had to modify a part of all five pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes utilized to include the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the website, the current time and date or the customer's IP address. Every webpage that utilizes SSI must have a unique extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting
As our custom made cloud hosting system offers Server Side Includes on a global level, it's possible make use of this feature with all of the shared web hosting plans we offer you and incorporate dynamic content to your websites with a few clicks. SSI can be enabled for each particular domain name or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the website folder with just a few lines of code. Of course, you don't need to be a programmer for that since the needed code may be copied from the Help post that we have about Server Side Includes. If you would like to use this feature for your site, it is important to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you will have to double-check if all links on your website lead to the updated names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to enable and utilize Server Side Includes with simply a couple of clicks with any one of our semi-dedicated server packages since the feature is present in the cloud platform where your brand-new account will be configured. All you need to do will be to create an empty file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a couple of lines of code inside. You'll find the latter in one of the Help articles that can be found inside of your account, so you do not require any programming abilities - you can simply copy and paste the code in question. All pages that are going to implement Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so in case you add this function to an existing website, you need to make sure that you update all of the links in there.