Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a specific source in a web page. In the most typical scenario, the text from a single file is included in a different one, providing a site the sense that it's dynamic. As an example, in case your site features ten webpages, 5 of them can easily include the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. If you modify this text file, the updated content will appear on all of the five webpages, which will help you revise your site faster and easier than if you had to update a part of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes used to include 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 visitor's IP address. Any webpage that employs SSI will need to have a unique extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Hosting
As our custom made cloud hosting platform offers Server Side Includes on a global level, it will be possible to work with this function with the hosting packages that we feature and bring dynamic content to your sites with a couple of mouse clicks. SSI is activated for every specific domain name or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the website folder with only a few lines of code. Certainly, you do not have to be a programmer for that because the required code can be copied from the Help article that we have about Server Side Includes. If you wish to utilize this feature for your website, you will need to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you have to double-check if all links on your site point to the current names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It will be easy to activate and employ Server Side Includes with merely a few clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server packages as the option is available within the cloud platform where your new account shall be configured. All you need to do would be to set up a blank file named .htaccess from your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a handful of lines of code inside. You can find the latter inside the Help articles accessible within your account, which means you don't need any programming expertise - it is possible to simply copy and paste 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 function to an active website, you must make sure that you change all of the links in there.