Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a specified source in a web page. In the most typical scenario, the text from one file is included in a second one, providing a site the feeling that it's dynamic. For instance, in case your website includes ten web pages, five of them can include the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. Any time you alter this text file, the updated content will come up on all five web pages, which shall allow you to revise your website faster and easier than if you had to update part of all five pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes utilized to incorporate the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the website, the current date and time or the visitor's IP address. Any webpage that makes use of SSI will need to have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

You will be able to use Server Side Includes with all cloud web hosting packages we offer and activate it individually for each and every domain name or subdomain within your hosting account. This can be done with an .htaccess file, which needs to be positiioned in the folder where you want to use SSI and you have to enter a couple of lines of code in that file. You'll find the code in our Knowledgebase area, so you can just copy and paste it, since you don't need any programming skills to benefit from all features that our services have. In case you have currently built your site and you wish to employ Server Side Includes later, you must make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, otherwise SSI will not work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to enable and employ Server Side Includes with a handful of mouse clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server plans because the feature is available within the cloud platform where your brand-new account shall be configured. All you need to do is to create a blank file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a handful of lines of code inside. You can find the latter within the Help articles that are available inside of your account, so you don't require any kind of programming abilities - it is possible to simply copy and paste the code in question. All web pages that are going to make use of Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so in case you add in this function to an existing website, you must make sure that you update all the links in there.