Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to include text from a specified source in a website. In the most common scenario, the text from one file is included in a different one, providing a site the sense that it's dynamic. For instance, in case your website consists of ten pages, 5 of them can contain the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. If you change this text file, the new content is going to appear on all of the five webpages, which shall help you update your site much easier than if you had to modify a component of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally utilized to contain the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the site, the current date and time or the customer's IP address. Every web page that employs SSI should have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

Server Side Includes is featured on our modern cloud hosting system, so no matter the cloud hosting plan which you pick, it's possible to make use of this feature and make your site a lot more dynamic. All you have to do will be to set up a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain where you would like to use SSI and then add a handful of lines of code in it. You'll not need any coding skills though, as you're able to basically copy the necessary code from the help section, or our tech support team can help you enable SSI for a specific site. You just have to modify the extension of any html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to those web pages on the site are correct.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to enable and employ Server Side Includes with merely a few mouse clicks with any one of the semi-dedicated server offers because the option is present on the cloud platform where your new account shall be configured. All you need to do would be to make a blank file named .htaccess through your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a few lines of code in it. You can find the latter in one of the Help articles that are offered inside of your account, which means you don't need any kind of programming abilities - you can just copy the code in question. All pages that will make use of Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so if you add this feature to an active website, you must make sure that you change all the links in there.