Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which lets you incorporate text from a specific source within a web page. In the most typical situation, the text from a single file is integrated in a second one, providing a site the feeling that it is dynamic. For instance, in case your website involves 10 webpages, 5 of them can have the content of some file, like horoscope.txt. Once you alter this text file, the updated content will appear on all of the five web pages, which shall enable you to update your site faster and easier than if you had to modify part of all five pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally employed to include the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the site, the current date and time or the visitor's IP address. Every webpage that utilizes SSI should have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

Since our custom cloud hosting system offers Server Side Includes on a global level, you are able to utilize this function with all of the website hosting plans we feature and bring dynamic content to your sites with a couple of clicks. SSI is enabled for every specific domain or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the site folder with only a few lines of code. Certainly, you do not have to become a developer for that because the required code may be copied from the Help article that we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you want to employ this feature for your site, it is important to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you have to double-check if all links on your website point to the modified names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to activate and make use of Server Side Includes with just a handful of mouse clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server plans since the option is present within the cloud platform where your brand-new account shall be configured. All you have to do will be to set up a blank file named .htaccess from your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a number of lines of code in it. You will find the latter in one of the Help articles available in your account, and that means you have no need for any programming skills - you'll be able to simply just copy and paste the code in question. All pages that are going to implement Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so if you incorporate this function to an active website, you need to make sure that you update all the links on it.