Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to include text from a given source in a web page. In the most widespread situation, the text from a file is integrated in a second one, giving a website the sense it is dynamic. For instance, in case your site involves ten webpages, five of them can have the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. Any time you modify this text file, the updated content will appear on all of the five web pages, which will let you update your website faster and easier than if you had to change an element of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases employed to incorporate the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the website, the present date and time or the visitor's IP address. Every webpage that utilizes SSI will need to have a unique extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting
Server Side Includes is supported on our progressive cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the cloud website hosting you select, you'll be able to utilize this feature and make your site a lot more dynamic. All that you must do will be to set up a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain where you would like to use SSI and after that add a number of lines of code in it. You won't require any kind of coding skills however, as you can basically copy the necessary code from our help section, or our technical support can help you enable SSI for a specified website. You just have to customize the extension of any html file that will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to these web pages on the site are appropriate.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
It will be possible to enable and utilize Server Side Includes with only a handful of clicks with any one of our semi-dedicated server plans as the option is supported on the cloud platform where your new account shall be configured. All you have to do is to create a blank file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a number of lines of code in it. You will find the latter in one of the Help articles that are available inside of your account, so you have no need for any programming expertise - you're able to just copy and paste the code in question. All webpages that will use Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so if you incorporate this option to an active site, you should make sure that you change all the links on it.