Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a specific source in a web page. In the most widespread case, the text from a single file is incorporated in another, providing a website the sense that it's dynamic. For example, in case your website is comprised of ten webpages, five of them can easily include the content of any kind of file, like horoscope.txt. If you change this text file, the new content will come up on all five web pages, which will help you revise your site much easier than if you had to update an element of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is at times utilized to incorporate the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the site, the current date and time or the customer's IP address. Any webpage that uses SSI must have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

It will be easy to use Server Side Includes with all of the cloud hosting packages that we offer and enable it individually for every domain name or subdomain inside your hosting account. This can be done with an .htaccess file, which should be positiioned in the folder in which you want to use SSI and you need to put a few lines of code in that file. You can see the code in our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to just copy it, as you do not need any coding expertise to benefit from all capabilities that our services incorporate. In case you have by now built your site and you wish to use Server Side Includes later on, you must make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, otherwise SSI won't work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It is possible to activate and employ Server Side Includes with a handful of clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server packages as the feature is available on the cloud platform where your account shall be set up. All you need to do will be to make an empty file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a few lines of code in it. You can find the latter within the Help articles that can be found within your account, so you don't require any kind of programming expertise - you're able to simply copy and paste the code in question. All webpages that will use Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so if you add in this function to an existing site, you should make sure that you update all the links on it.