Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which lets you include text from a given source inside a website. In the most typical scenario, the text from one file is integrated in a second one, providing a website the feeling it is dynamic. For example, in case your site has ten web pages, five of them can easily contain the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. If you ever change this text file, the new content will appear on all of the five webpages, which shall enable you to bring up to date your site faster and easier than if you had to modify part of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases utilized to incorporate the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the site, the current time and date or the visitor's IP address. Every web page that utilizes SSI must have a unique extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting
Server Side Includes is available on our modern cloud hosting platform, so no matter the Linux shared service which you select, you will be able to make use of this feature and make your website more dynamic. Everything you need to do is going to be set up a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain in which you want to use SSI and then include a handful of lines of code in it. You won't need any kind of coding skills though, as you can simply just copy the necessary code from the help section, or our tech support team can assist you to activate SSI for any specific website. You just need to modify the extension of the html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to those pages on the website are appropriate.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
It will be possible to enable and use Server Side Includes with simply a number of clicks with any one of our semi-dedicated server plans since the feature is featured on the cloud platform where your account will be configured. All you need to do is to create an empty file named .htaccess from your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a few lines of code inside. You will find the latter in one of the Help articles accessible within your account, so you do not require any kind of programming skills - you'll be able to just copy the code in question. All pages that will make use of Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so if you add this feature to an existing site, you should make sure that you update all of the links in there.