Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to include text from a specific source in a website. In the most widespread scenario, the text from one file is incorporated in a different one, giving a site the sense it is dynamic. For example, if your website consists of ten webpages, 5 of them can have the content of some file, such as horoscope.txt. If you modify this text file, the modified content is going to appear on all five webpages, which shall enable you to update your website faster and easier than if you had to change part of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is at times employed to incorporate the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the site, the current time and date or the visitor's IP address. Every web page that makes use of SSI must have a particular extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting
It is possible to use Server Side Includes with all cloud web hosting plans we provide and enable it individually for each and every domain or subdomain inside your hosting account. You can do this when using an .htaccess file, which should be placed into the folder where you want to use SSI and you need to type in a few lines of code in that file. You can get the code in our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to just copy and paste it, as you do not need any programming knowledge to benefit from all of the functions that our services feature. If you have already built your site and you would like to employ Server Side Includes afterwards, you must make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, or else SSI is not going to work.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to enable and employ Server Side Includes with a few clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server offers because the option is present on the cloud platform where your new account will be configured. All you have to do will be to make an empty file named .htaccess through your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a couple of lines of code in it. You will find the latter within the Help articles accessible in your account, which means you don't require any kind of programming abilities - you'll be able to simply copy and paste the code in question. All web pages that are going to use Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so in case you incorporate this feature to an existing site, you must make sure that you update all of the links in there.