Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to include text from a given source inside a website. In the most typical situation, the text from a file is included in a different one, giving a site the feeling that it is dynamic. As an example, in case your website is comprised of 10 webpages, five of them can easily include the content of some file, such as horoscope.txt. If you modify this text file, the modified content is going to appear on all five pages, which shall permit you to update your website faster and easier than if you had to change part of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is at times utilized to contain the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the website, the present date and time or the customer's IP address. Every webpage that uses SSI should have a unique extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting
Server Side Includes is supported on our innovative cloud hosting platform, so whatever the shared web hosting plan which you pick, it's possible to make use of this feature and make your website much more dynamic. All that you have to do will be to create a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you want to use SSI and include a couple of lines of code in it. You simply won't need any kind of coding skills though, as you can simply just copy the necessary code from our help section, or our technical support can assist you activate SSI for any specified site. You just have to modify the extension of any html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to those web pages on the site are correct.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
It will be possible to enable and utilize Server Side Includes with simply a handful of mouse clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server packages since the option is available within the cloud platform where your account will be set up. All you need to do is to create an empty file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a number of lines of code inside. You will find the latter in one of the Help articles that are offered inside of your account, which means you don't need any programming abilities - it is possible to just copy the code in question. All webpages that are going to make use of Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so if you add this function to an existing website, you must make sure that you update all the links on it.