Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to include text from a given source inside a website. In the most popular scenario, the text from a file is incorporated in a different one, giving a site the sense that it's dynamic. As an example, if your website consists of ten web pages, 5 of them can have the content of any kind of file, like horoscope.txt. Once you modify this text file, the modified content will come up on all five webpages, which shall allow you to bring up to date your website much easier than if you had to update an element of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is at times used to contain the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the website, the present time and date or the visitor's IP address. Any webpage that makes use of SSI must have a unique extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
It will be easy to use Server Side Includes with all of the cloud hosting plans that we offer and enable it individually for every single domain name or subdomain inside of your hosting account. This can be accomplished by using an .htaccess file, which needs to be placed in the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you have to put a few lines of code in that file. You can find the code inside our Knowledgebase area, so you can simply just copy it, as you don't need any programming expertise to take advantage of all features that our solutions feature. If you have currently built your website and you would like to employ Server Side Includes afterwards, you need to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, otherwise SSI will not work.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
It is possible to enable and employ Server Side Includes with only a couple of clicks with any one of the semi-dedicated server packages since the option is supported within the cloud platform where your account will be set up. All you have to do will be to make a blank file named .htaccess using your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a couple of lines of code in it. You will find the latter within the Help articles which can be found within your account, so you have no need for any programming abilities - it is possible to simply copy the code in question. All web pages that will make use of Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so in case you add this option to an active site, you must make sure that you update all the links on it.