Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to include text from a specified source inside a web page. In the most widespread situation, the text from a single file is integrated in a second one, providing a website the sense that it's dynamic. For example, in case your site includes 10 pages, 5 of them can have the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. In case you modify this text file, the new content is going to appear on all of the five pages, which will enable you to bring up to date your site much easier than if you had to update a part of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is at times utilized to include the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the site, the current date and time or the customer's IP address. Any webpage that works by using SSI must have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

Since our custom made cloud hosting platform has Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to utilize this feature with all of the shared web hosting packages we feature and add in dynamic content to your websites with a few mouse clicks. SSI is activated for every individual domain name or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the site folder with a couple of lines of code. Naturally, there is no need to be a developer for that since the required code can be copied from the Help post we have related to Server Side Includes. If you wish to utilize this feature for your site, you need to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you will have to double-check if all links on your site point to the up to date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will be possible to activate and utilize Server Side Includes with just a couple of mouse clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server packages because the feature is available in the cloud platform where your account shall be configured. All you need to do will be to make an empty file named .htaccess through your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a few lines of code inside. You can find the latter in one of the Help articles that are available inside of your account, so you don't require any kind of programming expertise - it is possible to simply just copy and paste the code in question. All web pages that will utilize Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so in case you add this feature to an existing website, you need to make sure that you bring up to date all the links in there.