Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a specified source within a website. In the most popular case, the text from a file is incorporated in a second one, providing a website the feeling it is dynamic. For instance, in case your site is made of 10 web pages, 5 of them can include the content of some file, like horoscope.txt. Once you alter this text file, the modified content will appear on all five webpages, which will allow you to revise your website faster and easier than if you had to change a component of all five pages. Server Side Includes is at times utilized to include the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the site, the current time and date or the visitor's IP address. Any webpage that uses SSI must have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all of the web hosting plans that we offer and enable it individually for each and every domain or subdomain in your hosting account. This can be achieved with an .htaccess file, which should be positiioned in the folder in which you want to use SSI and you need to put a couple of lines of code in that file. You can find the code within our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to just copy it, as you do not need any coding knowledge to benefit from all of the characteristics that our solutions contain. In case you have currently built your site and you would like to employ Server Side Includes later on, you have to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, or else SSI will not work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to enable and utilize Server Side Includes with only a couple of clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server packages because the feature is present in 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 place in a number of lines of code inside. You can find the latter within the Help articles available inside of your account, and that means you don't require any programming abilities - you can simply just copy the code in question. All web pages that are going to implement Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so in case you incorporate this option to an active site, you should make sure that you bring up to date all the links on it.