Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a specified source in a web page. In the most popular scenario, the text from a file is included in another, providing a site the sense that it is dynamic. For example, in case your site involves ten web pages, 5 of them can easily include the content of any kind of file, like horoscope.txt. In case you alter this text file, the updated content is going to appear on all of the five pages, which shall allow you to revise your site much easier than if you had to modify a component of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally utilized to contain the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the website, the present date and time or the customer's IP address. Every webpage that uses SSI should have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

Since our custom cloud hosting system offers Server Side Includes on a global level, it is possible make use of this function with the cloud web hosting packages that we feature and bring dynamic content to your sites with a few mouse clicks. SSI can be enabled for each specific domain or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the website folder with a few lines of code. Naturally, you don't have to be a developer for that because the needed code may be copied from the Help article that we have related to Server Side Includes. If you wish to employ this function for your site, you must rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you have to double-check if all of the links on your site lead to the up-to-date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to enable and utilize Server Side Includes with a number of clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server plans because the feature is available in the cloud platform where your account will be set up. All you have to do would be to set up an empty file named .htaccess from your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a number of lines of code in it. You'll find the latter in one of the Help articles that can be found within your account, and that means you don't need any kind of programming abilities - you're able to simply just copy and paste the code in question. All pages that will implement Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so in case you incorporate this option to an existing site, you need to make sure that you bring up to date all of the links in there.