Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a specific source in a web page. In the most widespread scenario, the text from a single file is included in another, providing a website the sense that it is dynamic. As an example, in case your site is made of ten pages, 5 of them can contain the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. If you ever change this text file, the modified content is going to appear on all five webpages, which shall enable you to revise your website faster and easier than if you had to update an element of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is at times utilized to incorporate the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the website, the current time and date or the customer's IP address. Any web page that uses SSI should have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

You will be able to use Server Side Includes with all web hosting plans that we provide and activate it individually for each and every domain or subdomain inside your hosting account. This can be achieved with an .htaccess file, which needs to be positiioned in the folder where you want to use SSI and you have to type in a couple of lines of code in that file. You can find the code in our Knowledgebase section, so you can just copy and paste it, since you don't need any programming expertise to benefit from all functions that our services include. In case you have by now built your website and you wish to use Server Side Includes later on, you need to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, otherwise SSI is not going to work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to enable and utilize Server Side Includes with a number of clicks with any one of the semi-dedicated server plans as the feature is supported in the cloud platform where your brand-new account will be set up. All you need to do will be to make an empty file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a number of lines of code inside. You can find the latter in one of the Help articles accessible in your account, and that means you have no need for any kind of programming capabilities - it is possible to simply just copy the code in question. All webpages that will utilize Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so in case you add in this feature to an active website, you have to make sure that you change all of the links on it.