Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to include text from a specified source inside a website. In the most popular situation, the text from one file is included in a different one, providing a site the sense that it's dynamic. For instance, in case your website features ten pages, five of them can easily contain the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. In case you change this text file, the modified content will come up on all of the five pages, which will help you bring up to date your site faster and easier than if you had to change an element of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is at times used to include the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the site, the current date and time or the visitor's IP address. Every webpage that makes use of SSI must have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

As our custom cloud hosting system offers Server Side Includes on a global level, you are able to implement this function with the web hosting plans that we offer and incorporate dynamic content to your websites with a few mouse clicks. SSI is activated for each individual domain or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the site folder with a few lines of code. Certainly, there is no need to become a developer for that since the needed code may be copied from the Help post that we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you want to use this feature for your site, you'll have to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all of the links on your site lead to the modified names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to activate and utilize Server Side Includes with a few clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server offers as the feature is present on the cloud platform where your 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 can find the latter inside the Help articles that are offered as part of your account, so you don't require any kind of programming knowledge - it is possible to just copy and paste the code in question. All web pages that will implement Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so if you add this feature to an active site, you should make sure that you update all the links on it.