Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which lets you include text from a specified source in a website. In the most common situation, the text from a file is included in a second one, providing a website the sense it is dynamic. For example, if your site features 10 webpages, five of them can easily include the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. Once you change this text file, the updated content will come up on all of the five webpages, which will permit you to revise your site much easier than if you had to change an element of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally used to include the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the website, the present time and date or the visitor's IP address. Any webpage that works by using SSI should have a special extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting
As our custom cloud hosting platform supports Server Side Includes on a global level, you are able make use of this feature with the cloud web hosting packages we feature and bring dynamic content to your sites with a few clicks. SSI is activated for each particular domain name or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the site folder with only a few lines of code. Of course, you do not have to become a programmer for that since the necessary code can be copied from the Help post that we have about Server Side Includes. If you want to employ this feature for your site, you'll want to rename your website files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all links on your website lead to the up to date names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to enable and make use of Server Side Includes with only a few clicks with any one of our semi-dedicated server plans since the feature is available in the cloud platform where your account will be set up. All you have to do is to make an empty file named .htaccess using your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a few lines of code inside. You can find the latter within the Help articles which can be found inside of your account, which means you don't require any kind of programming expertise - it is possible to just copy and paste the code in question. All web pages that will utilize Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so if you add this function to an active website, you should make sure that you change all the links in there.