Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which lets you include text from a given source inside a web page. In the most typical scenario, the text from one file is integrated in another, providing a website the sense that it is dynamic. For instance, in case your site comprises of ten web pages, five of them can easily contain the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. If you ever modify this text file, the updated content will appear on all of the five pages, which will allow you to revise your site faster and easier than if you had to update a part of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes utilized to incorporate the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the site, the current time and date or the visitor's IP address. Every web page that utilizes SSI will need to have a unique extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting
All of the shared hosting services that we offer you support Server Side Includes, so that you can incorporate dynamic components to any static site which you host on our cloud system. By making a blank .htaccess file and typing in some lines of code in it, you are able to enable SSI for a domain or perhaps a subdomain. The file concerned should be inside the particular folder where you are going to use SSI you'll be able to get the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you do not need any coding practical experience. Our 24/7 tech support team shall also be capable to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you aren't certain what to do. You should additionally remember to modify the extension of all files that are going to use SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your site point to the right files.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It is possible to activate and employ Server Side Includes with only a couple of mouse clicks with any one of the semi-dedicated server offers as the feature is available within the cloud platform where your new account will be set up. 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 handful of lines of code inside. You will find the latter inside the Help articles that can be found as part of your account, and that means you do not require any programming skills - you'll be able to simply copy and paste the code in question. All pages that are going to make use of Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so in case you incorporate this feature to an existing site, you must make sure that you change all the links on it.