Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to include text from a specified source within a web page. In the most common scenario, the text from one file is included in another, giving a site the sense that it's dynamic. For instance, if your site includes ten pages, five of them can have the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. Any time you alter this text file, the new content will appear on all five webpages, which will permit you to revise your site faster and easier than if you had to modify a part of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases utilized to incorporate the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the site, the current date and time or the visitor's IP address. Any web page that makes use of SSI will need to have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

Since our custom cloud hosting platform supports Server Side Includes on a global level, it will be possible to implement this function with any of the shared web hosting packages we have and add dynamic content to your websites with a couple of clicks. SSI is activated for each individual domain name or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the website folder with just a few lines of code. Of course, you don't have to turn into a coder for that as the required code can be copied from the Help post that we have about Server Side Includes. If you wish to employ this feature for your site, you will need to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you will have to double-check if all of the links on your site lead to the updated names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will be easy to activate and make use of Server Side Includes with just a few clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server packages because the option is supported on the cloud platform where your brand-new account will be configured. All you need to do will be to create an empty file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a few lines of code in it. You'll find the latter inside the Help articles that are offered in your account, and that means you don't require any programming expertise - it is possible to simply just copy and paste the code in question. All web pages that will implement Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so in case you add this function to an active website, you have to make sure that you change all the links in there.