Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which lets you include text from a given source in a web page. In the most typical scenario, the text from one file is integrated in a different one, giving a site the feeling it is dynamic. For instance, if your website involves ten web pages, 5 of them can have the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. As soon as you alter this text file, the new content will come up on all five web pages, which shall let you update your website faster and easier than if you had to modify a component of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is at times utilized to include the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the site, the present time and date or the visitor's IP address. Every web page that utilizes SSI must have a special extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Hosting
Since our unique cloud hosting system has Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to to utilize this function with all of the hosting plans that we offer and incorporate dynamic content to your sites with only a few clicks. SSI is activated for every specific domain name or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the site folder with a couple of lines of code. Naturally, you do not have to be a developer for that because the required code can be copied from the Help post we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you wish to utilize this feature for your website, you have to rename your website files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all links on your site lead to the up to date names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to activate and utilize Server Side Includes with merely a couple of mouse clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server plans since the feature is supported within the cloud platform where your account shall be configured. All you need to do will be to make a blank file named .htaccess through your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a few lines of code in it. You can find the latter within the Help articles which can be found as part of your account, and that means you do not require any programming capabilities - it is possible to just copy and paste the code in question. All webpages that are going to implement Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so in case you add in this function to an existing site, you must make sure that you bring up to date all of the links in there.