Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which lets you include text from a specific source in a website. In the most widespread case, the text from a file is included in another, giving a website the feeling that it's dynamic. For instance, if your website is comprised of ten pages, 5 of them can easily have the content of any kind of file, like horoscope.txt. If you alter this text file, the modified content is going to appear on all of the five webpages, which will enable you to bring up to date your website much easier than if you had to modify an element of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally utilized to include the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the site, the present date and time or the customer's IP address. Any webpage that employs SSI must have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

As our custom made cloud hosting system supports Server Side Includes on a global level, it's possible make use of this feature with the cloud website hosting packages that we have and add dynamic content to your websites with a couple of clicks. SSI is enabled for each individual domain or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the site folder with only a few lines of code. Certainly, you don't need to be a programmer for that since the required code can be copied from the Help post we have related to Server Side Includes. If you would like to utilize this feature for your site, it's important to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you have to double-check if all of the links on your website point to the modified names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to enable and employ Server Side Includes with just a few mouse clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server packages since the feature is featured within the cloud platform where your brand-new account shall be configured. All you have to do will be to create a blank file named .htaccess using your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a few lines of code in it. You can find the latter inside the Help articles that are offered within your account, so you do not require any programming expertise - you are able to simply copy and paste the code in question. All pages that are going to use Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so if you add in this function to an active site, you have to make sure that you bring up to date all of the links in there.