Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to include text from a specific source inside a website. In the most typical scenario, the text from a file is incorporated in a second one, providing a website the sense it is dynamic. For instance, in case your site features 10 pages, 5 of them can contain 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 webpages, which shall help you revise your site much easier than if you had to update a component of all five pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes used to contain the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the website, the present date and time or the customer's IP address. Any webpage that makes use of SSI will need to have a unique extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Hosting
Server Side Includes is featured on our modern cloud hosting system, so whatever the hosting plan which you select, it will be possible to utilize this function and make your site a lot more dynamic. Everything you will have to do is going to be create a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you want to use SSI and after that include a handful of lines of code inside it. You won't need any kind of coding skills though, as you're able simply just copy the necessary code from our help section, or our technical support can help you enable SSI for a specific website. You just have to customize the extension of any html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to these webpages on the website are appropriate.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to enable and utilize Server Side Includes with only a handful of clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server plans because the feature is supported within the cloud platform where your brand-new account shall be configured. All you have to do will be to set up a blank file named .htaccess using your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a handful of lines of code inside. You will find the latter in one of the Help articles that can be found in your account, which means you do not need any kind of programming capabilities - you can just copy the code in question. All pages that will utilize Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so if you add in this option to an active site, you have to make sure that you bring up to date all the links on it.