Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which lets you include text from a specified source inside a web page. In the most common case, the text from a single file is integrated in another, providing a site the sense that it is dynamic. For example, in case your site comprises of ten webpages, 5 of them can contain the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. Once you modify this text file, the new content will come up on all of the five webpages, which shall enable you to revise your site faster and easier than if you had to modify part of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes used to include the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the website, the present time and date or the customer's IP address. Every webpage that employs SSI should have a special extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Hosting
As our unique cloud hosting system supports Server Side Includes on a global level, it will be possible to implement this function with the hosting packages that we have and bring dynamic content to your sites with only a few mouse clicks. SSI can be activated for each specific domain name or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the site folder with only a few lines of code. Certainly, you don't have to turn into a coder for that since the required code may be copied from the Help post we have about Server Side Includes. If you'd like to utilize this feature for your website, you must rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you will have to double-check if all links on your site point to the up to date names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
It will be easy to enable and make use of Server Side Includes with simply a handful of clicks with any one of our semi-dedicated server packages as the feature is featured within the cloud platform where your new account will be configured. All you have to do would be to create an empty file named .htaccess through your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a few lines of code inside. You will find the latter inside the Help articles that are offered within your account, so you don't require any kind of programming capabilities - it is possible to just copy the code in question. All webpages that will utilize Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so if you add in this option to an existing site, you should make sure that you bring up to date all the links on it.