Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which lets you include text from a specified source in a web page. In the most typical case, the text from one file is integrated in a different one, giving a website the sense that it's dynamic. As an example, in case your website consists of 10 web pages, five of them can contain the content of any kind of file, like horoscope.txt. If you ever alter this text file, the new content is going to appear on all five pages, which shall help you bring up to date your site faster and easier than if you had to change a part of all 5 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 is displayed on the website, the present time and date or the customer's IP address. Every webpage that makes use of SSI will need to have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our modern cloud hosting platform, so whatever the Linux website hosting package which you pick, you will be able to use this function and make your site a lot more dynamic. All that you need to do will be to create a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you want to use SSI and add a couple of lines of code inside. You'll not need any coding skills however, as you can basically copy the needed code from our help section, or our technical support can assist you activate SSI for any given site. You just need to modify the extension of the html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to these web pages on the website are appropriate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It is possible to activate and make use of Server Side Includes with merely a few clicks with any one of our semi-dedicated server offers since the feature is available within the cloud platform where your new account will be configured. All you need to do is to make an empty file named .htaccess from your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a few lines of code in it. You'll find the latter within the Help articles accessible as part of your account, and that means you do not require any programming skills - you'll be able to simply copy the code in question. All webpages that are going to implement Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so if you add in this function to an existing site, you have to make sure that you bring up to date all the links in there.