Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which lets you incorporate text from a specified source within a website. In the most popular case, the text from a file is incorporated in a second one, giving a website the sense that it's dynamic. For example, if your site involves 10 web pages, five of them can include the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. If you change this text file, the updated content will come up on all of the five pages, which will permit you to bring up to date your website much easier than if you had to update an element of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases utilized to contain the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the website, the current date and time or the visitor's IP address. Every web page that makes use of SSI must have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

It is possible to use Server Side Includes with all cloud hosting packages that we offer you and enable it separately for each and every domain name or subdomain inside of your hosting account. This can be achieved when using an .htaccess file, which needs to be placed in the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you have to enter a few lines of code in that file. You can find the code inside our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to simply copy and paste it, as you do not need any programming expertise to benefit from all characteristics that our services feature. In case you have by now built your website and you would like to use Server Side Includes later, you must make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, or else SSI won't work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It is possible to enable and utilize Server Side Includes with only a handful of clicks with any one of the semi-dedicated server offers since the option is present in the cloud platform where your account will be configured. All you need to do would be to set up an empty file named .htaccess from your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a few lines of code inside. You will find the latter in one of the Help articles that can be found as part of your account, and that means you do not require any programming expertise - you are able to just copy the code in question. All web pages that are going to implement Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so in case you incorporate this option to an existing site, you should make sure that you update all the links in there.