Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a given source in a web page. In the most popular scenario, the text from a file is incorporated in a second one, providing a site the feeling it is dynamic. For example, in case your site has ten pages, five of them can easily contain the content of some file, such as horoscope.txt. As soon as you change this text file, the updated content will come up on all of the five pages, which shall let you update your website faster and easier than if you had to update an element of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally employed to incorporate the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the website, the present time and date or the visitor's IP address. Every webpage that makes use of SSI should have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

Since our unique cloud hosting platform offers Server Side Includes on a global level, it's possible to make use of this function with the cloud web hosting packages we have and incorporate dynamic content to your websites with only a few clicks. SSI is activated for every specific domain or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the site folder with a couple of lines of code. Of course, you do not have to become a programmer for that since the needed code may be copied from the Help article that we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you want to utilize this feature for your site, you have to rename your website files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all of the links on your website lead to the modified names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to enable and use Server Side Includes with only a handful of clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server plans because the feature is present on the cloud platform where your account shall be set up. All you need to do would be to make a blank file named .htaccess through your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a handful of lines of code inside. You will find the latter inside the Help articles that are offered as part of your account, and that means you do not require any kind of programming capabilities - you can simply copy and paste the code in question. All web pages that are going to implement Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so if you incorporate this option to an active website, you need to make sure that you update all of the links in there.