Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a specified source in a website. In the most widespread situation, the text from a single file is integrated in a second one, giving a website the sense that it's dynamic. As an example, if your site is made of 10 web pages, 5 of them can easily contain the content of some file, like horoscope.txt. As soon as you change this text file, the updated content will come up on all of the five webpages, which shall allow you to revise your site faster and easier than if you had to update a component of all five pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally utilized to contain the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the site, the present time and date or the customer's IP address. Any web page that works by using SSI must have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

Since our unique cloud hosting platform supports Server Side Includes on a global level, it is possible to implement this function with all of the shared website hosting plans that we feature and bring dynamic content to your websites with a couple of mouse clicks. SSI is activated for each individual domain name or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the site folder with only a few lines of code. Certainly, there is no need to become a developer for that since the required code may be copied from the Help post we have about Server Side Includes. If you want to use this function for your site, you'll want to rename your website files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all links on your site point to the up to date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will be easy to enable and utilize Server Side Includes with simply a few mouse clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server offers since the feature is featured on the cloud platform where your brand-new account shall be configured. All you have to do will be to make an empty file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a handful of lines of code in it. You'll find the latter within the Help articles that can be found as part of your account, so you have no need for any kind of programming abilities - you're able to simply copy the code in question. All web pages that are going to make use of Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so if you incorporate this option to an active website, you should make sure that you update all of the links in there.