Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to include text from a specified source in a website. In the most common situation, the text from a file is integrated in another, giving a website the feeling it is dynamic. For instance, in case your site is made of ten pages, five of them can easily contain the content of some file, like horoscope.txt. Once you alter this text file, the new content will appear on all five webpages, which will permit you to bring up to date your website faster and easier than if you had to update a component of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases used to contain the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the website, the present date and time or the visitor's IP address. Any webpage that makes use of SSI will need to have a particular extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting
All the shared packages that we offer you support Server Side Includes, so that you can include dynamic elements to any static website that you host on our cloud system. By making an empty .htaccess file and typing in some lines of code within it, you can activate SSI for a domain or maybe a subdomain. The file in question needs to be in the exact folder where you are going to use SSI and you'll discover the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you do not need any coding practical experience. Our 24/7 technical support crew will also be in a position to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you're not absolutely sure how to proceed. You should also make sure to change the extension of all your files which will make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your website point to the right files.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to enable and utilize Server Side Includes with only a handful of 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 is to set up a blank file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a number of lines of code in it. You can find the latter inside the Help articles which can be found in your account, which means you don't require any kind of programming capabilities - you'll be able to simply just copy and paste the code in question. All webpages that will utilize Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so in case you incorporate this function to an active site, you must make sure that you update all of the links in there.