Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which lets you include text from a given source inside a website. In the most common scenario, the text from a file is integrated in a different one, giving a website the sense it is dynamic. As an example, in case your site consists of 10 web pages, 5 of them can easily have the content of some file, like horoscope.txt. If you modify this text file, the modified content will come up on all five web pages, which will help you revise your site faster and easier than if you had to change an element of all five pages. Server Side Includes is at times employed to incorporate the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the website, the present time and date or the visitor's IP address. Every web page that works by using SSI should have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

It will be easy to use Server Side Includes with all cloud hosting packages we provide and enable it separately for each and every domain name or subdomain within your hosting account. You can do this with an .htaccess file, which should be placed into the folder where you want to use SSI and you have to put a few lines of code in that file. You will find the code in our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to just copy and paste it, as you don't need any coding expertise to take advantage of all capabilities that our services feature. In case you have already built your site and you would like to use Server Side Includes later on, you need to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, or else SSI is not going to work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to activate and make use of Server Side Includes with simply a few mouse clicks with any one of the semi-dedicated server offers since the feature is supported in the cloud platform where your account will be configured. All you have to do is to set up a blank file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a couple of lines of code inside. You'll find the latter in one of the Help articles that are available in your account, so you have no need for any kind of programming knowledge - you are able to just copy the code in question. All webpages that are going to implement Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so if you incorporate this feature to an active website, you must make sure that you update all the links in there.