Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which lets you incorporate text from a specific source within a web page. In the most common scenario, the text from a single file is incorporated in a different one, providing a site the sense that it's dynamic. For instance, if your site comprises of ten webpages, five of them can contain the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. Any time you change this text file, the modified content will come up on all five web pages, which shall help you bring up to date your website faster and easier than if you had to update a part of all five pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes employed to contain the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the website, the present time and date or the visitor's IP address. Any webpage that uses SSI will need to have a special extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting
All the cloud web hosting we offer you support Server Side Includes, so you can incorporate dynamic components to any static website which you host on our cloud platform. By creating a blank .htaccess file and adding a few lines of code inside it, you'll be able to enable SSI for a domain name or a subdomain. The file in question needs to be inside the specific folder where you will use SSI and you can also find the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you don't need any kind of coding experience. The 24/7 tech support staff shall also be in a position to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you aren't confident what to do. You should also make sure to modify the extension of all files that are going to make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your site point to the proper files.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
It is possible to enable and employ Server Side Includes with simply a handful of mouse clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server plans since the option is available in the cloud platform where your account shall be configured. All you need to do would be to set up an empty file named .htaccess using your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a couple of lines of code inside. You can find the latter within the Help articles accessible as part of your account, so you don't require any programming skills - you're able to simply copy the code in question. All pages that will implement Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so in case you incorporate this feature to an active site, you must make sure that you update all the links in there.