Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a specific source inside a website. In the most common case, the text from one file is included in another, providing a website the feeling that it is dynamic. For example, if your site involves ten webpages, 5 of them can easily include the content of some file, such as horoscope.txt. Any time you modify this text file, the new content will appear on all of the five webpages, which shall enable you to bring up to date your site much easier than if you had to modify a part of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases utilized to incorporate the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the site, the current date and time or the visitor's IP address. Every webpage that works by using SSI will need to have a unique extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Web Hosting
Server Side Includes is supported on our progressive cloud hosting platform, so whatever the Linux web hosting service that you select, you'll be able to utilize this function and make your website much more dynamic. Everything you will need to do is going to be create a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you would like to use SSI and add a number of lines of code in it. You won't need any kind of coding skills however, since you can simply copy the necessary code from our help section, or our technical support can assist you enable SSI for any given website. You just have to change the extension of any html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to those pages on the site are correct.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
It will be possible to activate and utilize Server Side Includes with merely a number of clicks with any one of the semi-dedicated server packages as the feature is available on the cloud platform where your new account will be configured. All you have to do will be to set up a blank file named .htaccess through your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a handful of lines of code inside. You'll find the latter in one of the Help articles that can be found within your account, so you do not require any programming skills - it is possible to simply copy and paste the code in question. All web pages that are going to implement Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so in case you add this feature to an active website, you need to make sure that you bring up to date all the links in there.