Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to include text from a given source inside a web page. In the most widespread situation, the text from one file is included in a second one, providing a site the sense it is dynamic. As an example, if your site involves 10 pages, 5 of them can have the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. Once you modify this text file, the updated content will appear on all of the five pages, which will enable you to bring up to date your site faster and easier than if you had to modify a part of all five web 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 shown on the website, the current time and date or the customer's IP address. Every webpage that uses SSI will need to have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

As our custom cloud hosting platform features Server Side Includes on a global level, you are able to make use of this function with the website hosting plans that we offer you and incorporate dynamic content to your websites with only a few mouse clicks. SSI is activated for each particular domain or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the site folder with a couple of lines of code. Of course, you do not have to be a developer for that because the necessary code may be copied from the Help post that we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you wish to employ this feature for your site, you need to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you have to double-check if all of the links on your website lead to the up to date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to activate and utilize Server Side Includes with only a few mouse clicks with any one of our semi-dedicated server plans since the feature is present within the cloud platform where your new account shall be configured. All you need to do would be to make a blank file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a few lines of code in it. You'll find the latter in one of the Help articles available in your account, which means you do not need any programming expertise - it is possible to just copy and paste the code in question. All web pages that will make use of Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so in case you add this feature to an existing site, you must make sure that you bring up to date all of the links in there.