Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to include text from a specific source inside a web page. In the most typical case, the text from a file is incorporated in another, giving a site the sense that it's dynamic. For instance, in case your site includes 10 web pages, five of them can easily have the content of some file, like horoscope.txt. Once you alter this text file, the new content will come up on all of the five webpages, which shall let you update your website much easier than if you had to update an element of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes employed to include the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the website, the current time and date or the visitor's IP address. Any webpage that uses SSI should have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

Server Side Includes is available on our progressive cloud hosting platform, so no matter the Linux shared hosting you pick, it will be easy to make use of this feature making your website much more dynamic. Everything you must do is going to be create a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you wish to use SSI and then include a number of lines of code in it. You will not require any coding skills though, as you're able to basically copy the needed code from our help section, or our technical support can assist you activate SSI for a specified site. You need to simply modify the extension of the html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to those pages on the site are accurate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to activate and employ Server Side Includes with only a few mouse clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server plans because the option is featured on the cloud platform where your new account shall be configured. All you have to do would be to set up an empty file named .htaccess using your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a few lines of code inside. You'll find the latter inside the Help articles that are offered as part of your account, and that means you don't need any programming capabilities - it is possible to simply copy and paste the code in question. All web pages that will implement Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so if you add this function to an existing site, you have to make sure that you bring up to date all of the links in there.