Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which enables you to include text from a specific source inside a website. In the most popular situation, the text from one file is integrated in a second one, giving a website the feeling it is dynamic. As an example, in case your website consists of ten webpages, 5 of them can easily have the content of any kind of file, like horoscope.txt. Any time you alter this text file, the modified content is going to appear on all of the five webpages, which will help you update your site much easier than if you had to modify a part of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes used to incorporate the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the site, the present date and time or the customer's IP address. Any webpage that utilizes SSI should have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

Since our custom made cloud hosting system features Server Side Includes on a global level, it's possible to make use of this function with all of the cloud hosting plans that we offer and bring dynamic content to your websites with only a few clicks. SSI can be enabled for every individual domain name or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the site folder with just a few lines of code. Naturally, you don't need to become a programmer for that as the necessary code may be copied from the Help article that we have related to Server Side Includes. If you want to use this feature for your website, you need to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you have to double-check if all links on your website point to the up to date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will be easy to activate and use Server Side Includes with just a handful of clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server offers as the option is featured within the cloud platform where your account will be configured. All you need to do will be to make a blank file named .htaccess from your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a couple of lines of code in it. You can find the latter within the Help articles available inside of your account, so you do not require any programming expertise - it is possible to just copy the code in question. All webpages that are going to implement Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so if you add this function to an existing website, you have to make sure that you bring up to date all of the links in there.