Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which lets you incorporate text from a specified source inside a web page. In the most popular situation, the text from a file is included in another, giving a website the sense that it's dynamic. For example, if your website includes 10 web pages, 5 of them can have the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. If you ever change this text file, the modified content will appear on all of the five pages, which shall allow you to bring up to date your site much easier than if you had to modify part of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is at times employed to include the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the site, the current date and time or the customer's IP address. Any web page that makes use of SSI will need to have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

Since our customized cloud hosting system offers Server Side Includes on a global level, it will be easy to implement this feature with all of the hosting plans that we feature and bring dynamic content to your sites with just a few mouse clicks. SSI can be enabled for every particular domain name or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the site folder with just a few lines of code. Naturally, there is no need to be a programmer for that as the necessary code can be copied from the Help article we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you want to employ this function for your site, you must rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all links on your site point to the up to date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It is possible to enable and use Server Side Includes with a few clicks with any one of the semi-dedicated server offers as the feature is present within the cloud platform where your brand-new account will be configured. All you have to do would be to set up a blank file named .htaccess from your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a handful of lines of code in it. You'll find the latter within the Help articles that are offered in your account, which means you do not need any kind of programming knowledge - you can just copy and paste the code in question. All webpages that will implement Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so if you add in this feature to an active website, you need to make sure that you bring up to date all of the links in there.