Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a specific source in a website. In the most common situation, the text from a file is included in a different one, giving a site the sense it is dynamic. For instance, in case your website involves ten webpages, five of them can easily contain the content of some file, like horoscope.txt. Any time you modify this text file, the new content is going to appear on all of the five webpages, which will let you update your site faster and easier than if you had to modify part of all five pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes employed to incorporate the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the website, the present time and date or the customer's IP address. Any webpage that makes use of SSI must have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

Server Side Includes is available on our progressive cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the cloud website hosting plan which you pick, it will be easy to use this function and make your site much more dynamic. Everything you will need to do will be to make a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you would like to use SSI and add a few lines of code inside. You simply will not need any kind of coding skills however, as you're able simply just copy the necessary code from our help section, or our tech support team can assist you activate SSI for a given website. You just have to change the extension of the html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to these webpages on the website are correct.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will be possible to activate and utilize Server Side Includes with merely a number of clicks with any one of the semi-dedicated server packages because the feature is present within the cloud platform where your account shall be set up. All you need to do will be to create an empty file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a handful of lines of code inside. You will find the latter in one of the Help articles accessible as part of your account, which means you do not need any programming abilities - it is possible to simply just copy the code in question. All webpages that will implement Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so in case you add this option to an existing site, you have to make sure that you bring up to date all the links on it.