Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which lets you incorporate text from a given source within a web page. In the most common situation, the text from one file is included in a second one, providing a website the sense that it is dynamic. For example, if your site consists of 10 webpages, 5 of them can easily have the content of some file, such as horoscope.txt. If you ever alter this text file, the updated content will come up on all five pages, which will permit you to bring up to date your website faster and easier than if you had to update an element of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases employed to contain the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the site, the present time and date or the customer's IP address. Every web page that utilizes SSI must have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

Since our customized cloud hosting system has Server Side Includes on a global level, it's possible to work with this function with the cloud hosting packages that we offer you and bring dynamic content to your sites with only a few mouse clicks. SSI can be enabled for each particular domain or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the website folder with only a few lines of code. Of course, you don't need to become a coder for that since the needed code can be copied from the Help post we have related to Server Side Includes. If you would like to use this function for your website, you must rename your site files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all of the links on your site point to the current names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It is possible to activate and utilize Server Side Includes with just a handful of mouse clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server offers since the feature is available within the cloud platform where your new account shall be set up. All you need to do will be to create a blank file named .htaccess through your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a few lines of code in it. You can find the latter within the Help articles which can be found inside of your account, which means you have no need for any programming skills - you are able to simply copy and paste the code in question. All web pages that are going to utilize Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so if you incorporate this feature to an active website, you should make sure that you change all the links in there.