Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to include text from a specific source inside a website. In the most typical case, the text from a single file is incorporated in a different one, providing a website the feeling it is dynamic. As an example, if your site consists of 10 web pages, 5 of them can include the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. In case you alter this text file, the new content will come up on all of the five pages, which shall enable you to bring up to date your site much easier than if you had to update a component of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is at times utilized to incorporate the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the site, the current time and date or the customer's IP address. Every web page that employs SSI should have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

Server Side Includes is available on our modern cloud hosting system, so whatever the Linux shared website hosting that you choose, it's possible to utilize this feature and make your website a lot more dynamic. All that you will have to do will be to make a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain in which you want to use SSI and after that add a couple of lines of code inside it. You simply will not require any kind of coding skills though, as you're able just copy the needed code from our help section, or our technical support can assist you to enable SSI for any given site. You just have to customize the extension of the html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to those pages on the website are correct.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will be possible to activate and use Server Side Includes with only a handful of mouse clicks with any one of our semi-dedicated server plans since the feature is supported on the cloud platform where your account shall be configured. All you need to do is to set up an empty file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a couple of lines of code inside. You'll find the latter within the Help articles accessible inside of your account, and that means you don't need any kind of programming abilities - you can simply copy and paste the code in question. All webpages that are going to use Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so if you incorporate this feature to an existing site, you have to make sure that you update all of the links on it.