Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which lets you include text from a specific source in a website. In the most common situation, the text from a file is incorporated in a second one, giving a website the sense it is dynamic. For instance, in case your site consists of ten web pages, five of them can have the content of some file, like horoscope.txt. Any time you modify this text file, the modified content will appear on all five pages, which will let you update your website much easier than if you had to change an element of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases used to contain the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the website, the present time and date or the visitor's IP address. Every web page that makes use of SSI will need to have a unique extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Web Hosting
Server Side Includes is present on our progressive cloud hosting platform, so no matter the Linux web hosting package which you choose, it will be easy to utilize this feature making your website much more dynamic. All you will have to do is going to be set up a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you wish to use SSI and then include a handful of lines of code inside. You'll not require any kind of coding skills though, as you're able to just copy the needed code from our help section, or our technical support can assist you enable SSI for any specified website. You just have to customize the extension of any html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to those web pages on the site are correct.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It will be easy to enable and utilize Server Side Includes with only a few clicks with any one of the semi-dedicated server packages as the option is featured on the cloud platform where your brand-new account shall be configured. All you need to do is to create an empty file named .htaccess through your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a couple of lines of code in it. You will find the latter inside the Help articles that are available as part of your account, and that means you don't require any programming skills - you can simply just copy and paste the code in question. All webpages that are going to use Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so in case you add in this option to an existing website, you must make sure that you bring up to date all of the links in there.