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 common situation, the text from a file is included in a different one, giving a site the feeling that it's dynamic. For example, if your website is comprised of ten pages, five of them can include the content of any kind of file, like horoscope.txt. Any time you modify this text file, the new content will appear on all of the five webpages, which will allow you to bring up to date your website faster and easier than if you had to modify part of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases used to incorporate the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the site, the present time and date or the visitor's IP address. Any web page that makes use of SSI will need to have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

As our custom cloud hosting platform offers Server Side Includes on a global level, it is possible make use of this feature with any of the hosting packages we feature and add dynamic content to your sites with only a few mouse clicks. SSI can be enabled for every individual domain name or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the website folder with only a few lines of code. Of course, you don't need to turn into a programmer for that as the necessary code may be copied from the Help article we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you would like to employ this function for your website, you'll want to rename your site files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all of the links on your website lead to the updated names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will be possible to activate and use Server Side Includes with just a handful of mouse clicks with any one of the semi-dedicated server offers because the option is featured in the cloud platform where your new account shall be set up. All you have to do will be to make an empty file named .htaccess using your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a couple of lines of code inside. You will find the latter in one of the Help articles available in your account, which means you have no need for any kind of programming knowledge - you're able to simply copy and paste the code in question. All webpages that will implement Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so if you incorporate this option to an active website, you should make sure that you update all the links on it.