Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which lets you incorporate text from a specified source within a website. In the most popular scenario, the text from a file is included in a different one, giving a site the feeling that it is dynamic. For example, if your website is comprised of 10 web pages, 5 of them can easily have the content of some file, such as horoscope.txt. Once you change this text file, the new content will appear on all five webpages, which shall help you update your website much easier than if you had to change a component of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally employed to incorporate the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the website, the current time and date or the visitor's IP address. Every webpage that employs SSI must have a unique extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Hosting
All of the hosting that we provide support Server Side Includes, so you can add dynamic elements to your static site which you host on our cloud system. By setting up an empty .htaccess file and typing in several lines of code inside it, you'll be able to enable SSI for a domain or perhaps a subdomain. The file involved must be inside the particular folder where you are going to use SSI and you can find the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you do not need any kind of coding practical experience. Our 24/7 tech support team shall also be able to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you're not absolutely sure what to do. You should additionally remember to change the extension of all your files which will make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your site lead to the right files.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to enable and employ Server Side Includes with simply a few mouse clicks with any one of our semi-dedicated server packages because the feature is available on the cloud platform where your new account will be configured. All you need to do would be to create a blank file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a couple of lines of code in it. You can find the latter within the Help articles that are offered in your account, which means you don't require any kind of programming skills - you're able to simply just copy the code in question. All webpages that will utilize Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so in case you add this feature to an existing website, you should make sure that you update all of the links in there.