Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a specified source in a website. In the most widespread situation, the text from one file is integrated in another, providing a website the sense it is dynamic. As an example, in case your website features ten web pages, 5 of them can contain the content of any kind of file, like horoscope.txt. As soon as you change this text file, the modified content will appear on all of the five pages, which will let you update your site faster and easier than if you had to update a component of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is at times used to contain the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the site, the current time and date or the customer's IP address. Any webpage that uses SSI will need to have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

Since our unique cloud hosting platform has Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to use this feature with any of the cloud hosting packages we have and add in dynamic content to your websites with only a few mouse clicks. SSI can be activated for every individual domain name or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the website folder with a couple of lines of code. Of course, you don't need to become a programmer for that since the needed code can be copied from the Help post we have about Server Side Includes. If you'd like to use this feature for your website, you must rename your website files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all of the links on your site point to the modified names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will be easy to activate and utilize Server Side Includes with only a few clicks with any one of the semi-dedicated server packages as the feature is featured within the cloud platform where your brand-new account will be configured. All you need to do would be to set up an empty file named .htaccess from your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a few lines of code inside. You'll find the latter within the Help articles accessible within your account, and that means you don't need any programming knowledge - you'll be able to simply just copy and paste the code in question. All webpages that will utilize Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so if you add in this option to an existing website, you should make sure that you bring up to date all the links in there.