Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to include text from a specified source inside a web page. In the most widespread case, the text from one file is included in a second one, giving a site the feeling that it is dynamic. As an example, if your website is comprised of 10 web pages, five of them can contain the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. If you ever modify this text file, the new content will appear on all of the five web pages, which shall allow you to update your site faster and easier than if you had to change a part of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases utilized to include the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the site, the present date and time or the customer's IP address. Every webpage that employs SSI should have a special extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Web Hosting
You will be able to use Server Side Includes with all web hosting packages we offer you and enable it separately for every domain name or subdomain within your hosting account. This can be achieved when using an .htaccess file, which needs to be positiioned in the folder where you wish to use SSI and you have to enter a couple of lines of code in that file. You can see the code inside our Knowledgebase section, so you can simply just copy and paste it, since you do not need any coding capabilities to benefit from all characteristics that our solutions have. In case you have by now built your site and you would like to employ Server Side Includes later, you need to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, otherwise SSI will not work.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
It will be easy to activate and use Server Side Includes with simply a few mouse clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server offers as the option is available in the cloud platform where your account will be configured. All you have to do would be to set up a blank file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a number of lines of code inside. You can find the latter inside the Help articles accessible inside of your account, which means you do not need any kind of programming skills - you can simply copy and paste the code in question. All webpages that will utilize Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so in case you incorporate this option to an active site, you should make sure that you change all the links in there.