Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a specific source in a web page. In the most common scenario, the text from a single file is incorporated in a second one, giving a site the sense that it is dynamic. As an example, if your site involves 10 web pages, 5 of them can have the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. If you alter this text file, the modified content will appear on all five web pages, which shall enable you to bring up to date your website faster and easier than if you had to modify an element of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases utilized to include the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the website, the present time and date or the visitor's IP address. Every webpage that works by using SSI should have a particular extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
It is possible to use Server Side Includes with all cloud hosting plans we offer you and enable it separately for each and every domain or subdomain in your hosting account. This can be done by using an .htaccess file, which needs to be put into the folder where you want to use SSI and you need to enter a couple of lines of code in that file. You'll find the code in our Knowledgebase area, so you can simply copy and paste it, since you do not need any programming capabilities to benefit from all of the functions that our services have. If you have already built your website and you wish to employ Server Side Includes later on, you have to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, or else SSI won't work.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to enable and employ Server Side Includes with just a number of clicks with any one of our semi-dedicated server plans as the feature is available within the cloud platform where your account shall be configured. All you have to do would be to create an empty file named .htaccess through your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a couple of lines of code in it. You will find the latter in one of the Help articles that are available within your account, and that means you don't need any programming abilities - it is possible to simply just copy the code in question. All webpages that are going to utilize Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so if you add in this feature to an active website, you should make sure that you change all the links in there.