Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which lets you include text from a given source in a web page. In the most typical scenario, the text from one file is integrated in another, giving a website the feeling it is dynamic. For example, in case your website includes 10 pages, five of them can easily have the content of some file, like horoscope.txt. As soon as you change this text file, the modified content will come up on all five web pages, which will permit you to revise your site faster and easier than if you had to modify part of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is at times used to incorporate the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the site, the current date and time 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 Web Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our innovative cloud hosting system, so whatever the shared web hosting which you select, you will be able to use this feature and make your website more dynamic. All you will need to do will be to make a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain in which you want to use SSI and after that add a handful of lines of code in it. You'll not require any kind of coding skills however, as you can simply copy the needed code from our help section, or our technical support can assist you to activate SSI for any specific site. You just have to modify the extension of the html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to those pages on the site are accurate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to activate and utilize Server Side Includes with simply a handful of clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server plans as the feature is available in the cloud platform where your new account shall be set up. All you need to do would be to set up a blank file named .htaccess through your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a number of lines of code inside. You'll find the latter within the Help articles which can be found in your account, so you do not need any programming knowledge - it is possible to just copy and paste the code in question. All web pages that will utilize Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so if you add this option to an active website, you need to make sure that you bring up to date all of the links in there.