Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which lets you incorporate text from a specific source within a website. In the most popular scenario, the text from a file is incorporated in a different one, giving a site the feeling that it's dynamic. For example, in case your site is comprised of 10 webpages, 5 of them can easily include the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. In case you alter this text file, the modified content is going to appear on all five web pages, which will help you update your site much easier than if you had to update a component of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is at times used to include the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the website, the current date and time or the visitor's IP address. Any webpage that makes use of SSI should have a special extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting
As our unique cloud hosting platform features Server Side Includes on a global level, it will be possible make use of this feature with any of the cloud website hosting packages that we have and add in dynamic content to your sites with a couple of mouse clicks. SSI is enabled for every individual domain or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the website folder with a couple of lines of code. Certainly, you don't need to be a programmer for that because the necessary code can be copied from the Help article we have related to Server Side Includes. If you want to utilize this function for your website, you'll have to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you have to double-check if all of the links on your site lead to the updated names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It will be easy to activate and use Server Side Includes with simply a number of mouse clicks with any one of the semi-dedicated server packages because the feature is supported within the cloud platform where your new account will be configured. All you need to do is to create a blank file named .htaccess using your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a few lines of code in it. You'll find the latter inside the Help articles that are offered as part of your account, which means you have no need for any programming capabilities - you'll be able to just copy the code in question. All webpages that will make use of Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so in case you incorporate this option to an active website, you need to make sure that you update all the links in there.