Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a specified source within a web page. In the most popular scenario, the text from one file is integrated in a second one, giving a website the feeling it is dynamic. For instance, if your site comprises of 10 pages, five of them can easily contain the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. If you alter this text file, the updated content will come up on all five web pages, which shall let you revise your site much easier than if you had to update part of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally used to contain the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the site, the present time and date or the visitor's IP address. Every web page that makes use of SSI will need to have a unique extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
You'll be able to use Server Side Includes with all of the cloud hosting plans that we offer and activate it separately for every domain name or subdomain in your own hosting account. You can do this when using .htaccess file, which needs to be put into the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you have to put a few lines of code in that file. You will find the code inside our Knowledgebase section, so you can simply copy and paste it, as you don't need any programming capabilities to benefit from all of the characteristics that our services contain. In case you have currently built your website and you want to employ Server Side Includes afterwards, you have to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, otherwise SSI won't work.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It will be easy to enable and use Server Side Includes with simply a handful of mouse clicks with any one of the semi-dedicated server packages since the option is present in the cloud platform where your brand-new account shall be configured. All you need to do would be to set up an empty file named .htaccess from your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a handful of lines of code in it. You can find the latter in one of the Help articles which can be found inside of your account, so you have no need for any kind of programming abilities - you'll be able to simply copy the code in question. All web pages that are going to utilize Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so if you add this function to an active site, you must make sure that you change all of the links on it.