Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which lets you incorporate text from a given source in a web page. In the most popular case, the text from a file is incorporated in a different one, providing a site the sense it is dynamic. For instance, if your website includes ten pages, five of them can include the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. If you change this text file, the modified content will come up on all of the five web pages, which shall enable you to update your site much easier than if you had to update a part of all five pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases employed to contain the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the website, the present date and time or the customer's IP address. Any web page that makes use of SSI should have a particular extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Website Hosting
Server Side Includes is available on our innovative cloud hosting platform, so whatever the website hosting plan you select, it will be easy to utilize this function making your website a lot more dynamic. Everything you need to do will be to make a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you would like to use SSI and after that include a number of lines of code inside it. You will not need any coding skills though, since you can basically copy the needed code from our help section, or our tech support team can assist you to activate SSI for a given website. You just have to customize the extension of any html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to these pages on the site are appropriate.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to activate and make use of Server Side Includes with a few clicks with any one of our semi-dedicated server offers since the feature is present in the cloud platform where your account shall be set up. All you have to do is to make a blank file named .htaccess from your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a number of lines of code in it. You can find the latter in one of the Help articles that can be found inside of your account, so you do not need any kind of programming abilities - you'll be able to just copy the code in question. All web pages that will make use of Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so in case you add in this option to an active website, you have to make sure that you bring up to date all of the links in there.