Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to include text from a specified source in a website. In the most common situation, the text from one file is incorporated in a second one, providing a site the feeling that it is dynamic. For example, if your site involves 10 pages, five of them can include the content of any kind of file, like horoscope.txt. If you change this text file, the updated content will appear on all of the five web pages, which will permit you to update your site much easier than if you had to modify part of all five pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases utilized to incorporate the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the website, the present time and date or the visitor's IP address. Every webpage that utilizes SSI should have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

Server Side Includes is featured on our progressive cloud hosting system, so regardless of the Linux cloud website hosting that you pick, it will be possible to use this function and make your site much more dynamic. All that you have to do is 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 then add a handful of lines of code inside it. You'll not need any coding skills however, since you can simply just copy the necessary code from the help section, or our tech support team can help you activate SSI for a specific website. You just have to modify the extension of any html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to these webpages on the site are accurate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will be easy to enable and utilize Server Side Includes with merely a couple of clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server packages because the feature is present on the cloud platform where your brand-new account will be set up. All you have to do will be to make a blank file named .htaccess from your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a handful of lines of code in it. You will find the latter in one of the Help articles that are offered in your account, so you do not require any programming skills - you are able to simply copy the code in question. All pages that will utilize Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so in case you add this option to an existing website, you should make sure that you bring up to date all the links in there.