Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to include text from a specified source within a website. In the most popular case, the text from one file is integrated in a second one, providing a site the feeling it is dynamic. For instance, in case your site has ten webpages, five of them can include the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. As soon as you alter this text file, the modified content will come up on all five webpages, which will help you update your website faster and easier than if you had to change part of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases used to contain the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the site, the present date and time or the customer's IP address. Every webpage that employs SSI should have a particular extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting
It will be easy to use Server Side Includes with all cloud web hosting plans that we provide and enable it independently for every domain name or subdomain in your own hosting account. This can be accomplished when using .htaccess file, which needs to be placed in the folder where you want to use SSI and you have to type in a couple of lines of code in that file. You'll find the code in our Knowledgebase area, so you can simply copy and paste it, as you don't need any coding skills to benefit from all of the features that our solutions feature. If you have currently built your website and you wish to employ Server Side Includes afterwards, you must make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, or else SSI won't work.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
It will be possible to activate and utilize Server Side Includes with just a handful of mouse clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server offers because the option is supported on the cloud platform where your new account shall be set up. All you need to do is to create a blank file named .htaccess using your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a handful of lines of code in it. You will find the latter in one of the Help articles that are available as part of your account, so you do not require any programming expertise - you can just copy and paste the code in question. All web pages that are going to utilize Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so if you add in this function to an active website, you have to make sure that you bring up to date all of the links on it.