Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which lets you include text from a given source within a web page. In the most popular case, the text from a single file is integrated in a different one, providing a site the sense it is dynamic. For example, in case your website includes ten webpages, 5 of them can contain the content of some file, such as horoscope.txt. In case you modify this text file, the updated content will appear on all of the five webpages, which shall help you update your website much easier than if you had to change a component of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes used to contain the output of basic 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. Any webpage that makes use of SSI should have a special extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting
Server Side Includes is present on our progressive cloud hosting platform, so whatever the shared hosting you pick, it's possible to use this feature making your website much more dynamic. All you will have to do is going to be make a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you want to use SSI and include a few lines of code in it. You will not require any coding skills however, as you can just copy the needed code from the help section, or our technical support can assist you to activate SSI for a specific website. You just have to modify the extension of the html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to those pages on the website are appropriate.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to activate and employ Server Side Includes with just a couple of mouse clicks with any one of our semi-dedicated server packages as the option is available on the cloud platform where your account will be set up. All you have to do is to make an empty file named .htaccess using your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a number of lines of code inside. You'll find the latter inside the Help articles accessible inside of your account, so you have no need for any programming expertise - you'll be able to simply just copy the code in question. All webpages that are going to implement Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so if you add in this feature to an active website, you have to make sure that you update all of the links on it.