Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which lets you incorporate text from a specified source in a web page. In the most widespread scenario, the text from a file is incorporated in another, providing a site the feeling it is dynamic. As an example, if your site consists of ten pages, five of them can easily have the content of any kind of file, like horoscope.txt. As soon as you modify this text file, the new content is going to appear on all of the five web pages, which will help you revise your website much easier than if you had to update a part of all five pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases utilized to incorporate 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. Any web page that makes use of SSI must have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

Server Side Includes is present on our innovative cloud hosting platform, so whatever the Linux shared hosting which you select, it's possible to make use of this feature and make your website more dynamic. All that you will need to do is going to be create a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain where you wish to use SSI and add a few lines of code in it. You won't require any coding skills though, as you're able to just copy the needed code from our help section, or our technical support can help you enable SSI for a specific site. You need to simply change the extension of the html file which 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 Hosting

You will be able to enable and utilize Server Side Includes with simply a couple of clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server packages as the option is supported within the cloud platform where your account shall be set up. All you need to do is to set up an empty file named .htaccess using your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a couple of lines of code in it. You can find the latter in one of the Help articles that are offered inside of your account, and that means you do not need any programming knowledge - you can simply copy and paste the code in question. All webpages that will use Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so in case you add this feature to an existing website, you need to make sure that you bring up to date all the links on it.