Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a specific source within a web page. In the most common scenario, the text from one file is integrated in another, giving a website the feeling it is dynamic. As an example, if your website consists of ten pages, five of them can easily include the content of some file, such as horoscope.txt. As soon as you change this text file, the new content is going to appear on all five pages, which shall enable you to bring up to date your website faster and easier than if you had to change a part of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is at times utilized to contain the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the site, the present date and time or the customer's IP address. Every web page that makes use of SSI must have a special extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Hosting
All hosting that we provide support Server Side Includes, so you can add dynamic elements to your static site which you host on our cloud platform. By setting up a clear .htaccess file and typing in a few lines of code within it, you are able to activate SSI for a domain or maybe a subdomain. The file in question needs to be inside the particular folder where you will use SSI and you can discover the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you do not need any kind of coding practical experience. The 24/7 technical support team shall also be able to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you are not sure what to do. You should additionally remember to change the extension of all your files that will make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your website lead to the right files.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It is possible to enable and make use of Server Side Includes with merely a few mouse clicks with any one of the semi-dedicated server packages as the feature is available on the cloud platform where your brand-new account shall be set up. All you have to do would be to make a blank file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a number of lines of code in it. You'll find the latter inside the Help articles that are offered inside of your account, so you do not require any programming skills - it is possible to just copy and paste the code in question. All webpages that are going to implement Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so if you incorporate this function to an existing website, you need to make sure that you update all the links in there.