Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a given source within a website. In the most typical case, the text from a file is incorporated in a different one, giving a website the feeling it is dynamic. As an example, if your site is comprised of 10 webpages, 5 of them can easily contain the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. As soon as you modify this text file, the modified content will come up on all of the five web pages, which will let you bring up to date your site much easier than if you had to modify a part of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes utilized to incorporate the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the site, the present time and date or the visitor's IP address. Any webpage that uses SSI must have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

It will be easy to use Server Side Includes with all cloud website hosting packages we offer you and enable it individually for every domain or subdomain within your hosting account. This can be accomplished when using .htaccess file, which should be placed in the folder where you wish to use SSI and you need to enter a couple of lines of code in that file. You can see the code in our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to simply just copy it, since you don't need any coding skills to benefit from all of the characteristics that our solutions include. In case you have by now built your site and you would like to use Server Side Includes later, you will need to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, or else SSI won't work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to activate and make use of Server Side Includes with a number of mouse clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server packages since the feature is available in the cloud platform where your new account shall be configured. All you need to do will be to make a blank file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a few lines of code in it. You will find the latter inside the Help articles that are offered as part of your account, and that means you don't need any programming skills - you're able to simply just copy 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 add in this option to an active site, you should make sure that you bring up to date all of the links on it.