Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a given source in a web page. In the most widespread case, the text from one file is included in another, giving a website the feeling that it is dynamic. For example, if your website consists of ten pages, five of them can contain the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. If you modify this text file, the updated content will appear on all of the five pages, which shall help you bring up to date your site much easier than if you had to update part of all five pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases employed to include 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 web page that utilizes SSI should have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

You will be able to use Server Side Includes with all cloud website hosting plans we offer and activate it independently for every single domain name or subdomain within your hosting account. This can be achieved when using an .htaccess file, which should be put into the folder where you want to use SSI and you have to type in a few lines of code in that file. You'll find the code inside our Knowledgebase area, so you can simply just copy it, as you do not need any programming expertise to take advantage of all of the functions that our services include. In case you have currently built your site and you want to use Server Side Includes later, you must make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, or else SSI is not going to work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It is possible to activate and use Server Side Includes with simply a number of clicks with any one of our semi-dedicated server offers because the feature is available in the cloud platform where your new account shall be configured. All you need to do is to make an empty file named .htaccess from your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a handful of lines of code in it. You will find the latter inside the Help articles accessible in your account, and that means you don't require any programming capabilities - you're able to just copy the code in question. All webpages that are going to implement Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so if you incorporate this feature to an active website, you have to make sure that you change all the links on it.