Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which lets you include text from a specific source inside a web page. In the most common case, the text from one file is incorporated in another, giving a site the sense that it's dynamic. For instance, in case your site consists of ten web pages, 5 of them can easily have the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. If you alter this text file, the new content will appear on all of the five pages, which shall enable you to revise your website faster and easier than if you had to modify part of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes utilized to contain the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the website, the present date and time or the visitor's IP address. Any web page that works by using SSI should have a particular extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting
Since our custom cloud hosting system offers Server Side Includes on a global level, it is possible to implement this feature with all of the shared web hosting plans we have and add dynamic content to your sites with only a few clicks. SSI is activated for each individual domain or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the site folder with a couple of lines of code. Of course, you don't need to be a developer for that since the required code may be copied from the Help article that we have about Server Side Includes. If you want to utilize this feature for your website, you have to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all links on your website lead to the updated names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to activate and use Server Side Includes with just a handful of mouse clicks with any one of our semi-dedicated server offers since the feature is featured within the cloud platform where your brand-new account shall be configured. All you have to do is to make a blank file named .htaccess using your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a handful of lines of code in it. You will find the latter in one of the Help articles that are available in your account, and that means you don't require any programming knowledge - you can just copy the code in question. All webpages that will utilize Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so if you add in this function to an active website, you need to make sure that you update all the links on it.