Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which lets you include text from a given source in a web page. In the most typical situation, the text from a file is incorporated in a second one, giving a site the sense it is dynamic. For example, if your website is comprised of 10 web pages, 5 of them can contain the content of any kind of file, like horoscope.txt. In case you alter this text file, the modified content will appear on all five webpages, which shall help you bring up to date your website faster and easier than if you had to update part of all five pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally used to contain the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the site, the present time and date or the customer's IP address. Every webpage that works by using SSI must have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

Since our custom cloud hosting system offers Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to make use of this feature with the shared hosting packages we offer and add dynamic content to your websites with just a few clicks. SSI is activated for every individual domain name or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the website folder with a few lines of code. Naturally, you do not have to become a programmer for that since the necessary code can be copied from the Help article we have related to Server Side Includes. If you would like to employ this feature for your website, you must rename your site files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all of the links on your website point to the up to date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to enable and employ Server Side Includes with merely a few clicks with any one of the semi-dedicated server packages since the option is featured within the cloud platform where your account shall be configured. All you have to do is to create a blank file named .htaccess through your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a number of lines of code inside. You can find the latter in one of the Help articles that are offered within your account, so you do not need any kind of programming abilities - you're able to just copy and paste the code in question. All pages that will make use of Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so if you add in this feature to an active site, you have to make sure that you update all the links on it.