Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a specified source in a website. In the most common situation, the text from a file is included in a second one, giving a site the sense it is dynamic. For example, if your website is comprised of ten web pages, 5 of them can contain the content of any kind of file, like horoscope.txt. Once you modify this text file, the updated content is going to appear on all five webpages, which will allow you to revise your website much easier than if you had to modify part of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally used to include the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the site, the present time and date or the customer's IP address. Any web page that uses SSI must have a particular extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting
Server Side Includes is featured on our modern cloud hosting platform, so whatever the cloud web hosting that you select, you'll be able to utilize this function and make your site a lot more dynamic. Everything you must do will be to set up a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you would like to use SSI and then include a couple of lines of code inside it. You won't require any coding skills though, as you're able to simply copy the needed code from our help section, or our technical support can assist you to activate SSI for any specific website. You just have to modify the extension of any html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to these webpages on the website are accurate.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you get a semi-dedicated server plan through us, you will be able to activate Server Side Includes with a couple of clicks and for every domain name or subdomain of your preference. You will find in-depth Help article on the subject that you can find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to activate Server Side Includes is to copy a handful of lines from the article in an .htaccess file that you need to set up in the root folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be ready to go. You should only make certain that all files utilizing SSI possess the correct extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, as well as that the links on your site are kept up to date and point to the already updated files.