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 widespread situation, the text from a single file is incorporated in another, providing a website the sense that it is dynamic. As an example, in case your site consists of ten pages, 5 of them can easily include the content of some file, such as horoscope.txt. If you ever alter this text file, the new content will come up on all of the five pages, which shall help you revise your site faster and easier than if you had to modify a part of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes utilized to include the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the website, the present time and date or the visitor's IP address. Every webpage that makes use of SSI will need to have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

You'll be able to use Server Side Includes with all cloud web hosting packages that we offer and enable it independently for every single domain name or subdomain inside of your hosting account. You can do this by using an .htaccess file, which should be placed into the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you need to type in a few lines of code in that file. You can find the code in our Knowledgebase area, so you can simply copy and paste it, as you don't need any programming knowledge to benefit from all of the features that our solutions come with. In case you have already built your website and you would like to employ Server Side Includes afterwards, you need to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, or else SSI is not going to work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It is possible to activate and utilize Server Side Includes with simply a handful of mouse clicks with any one of the semi-dedicated server plans as the feature is featured in the cloud platform where your brand-new account shall be configured. All you need to do will be to create an empty file named .htaccess using your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a few lines of code inside. You can find the latter within the Help articles that are offered as part of your account, and that means you have no need for any kind of programming abilities - you can just copy the code in question. All web pages that will implement Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so in case you incorporate this function to an active website, you have to make sure that you change all the links on it.