Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to include text from a specified source in a web page. In the most widespread case, the text from a file is included in another, providing a site the feeling that it is dynamic. As an example, if your website involves ten webpages, 5 of them can include the content of some file, such as horoscope.txt. If you ever change this text file, the new content will appear on all of the five pages, which will help you revise your website faster and easier than if you had to change an element of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally employed to include the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the website, the current time and date or the customer's IP address. Any webpage that utilizes SSI will need to have a unique extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting
Server Side Includes is present on our progressive cloud hosting platform, so whatever the Linux shared website hosting package you choose, it's possible to utilize this feature and make your site much more dynamic. All you have to do will be to make a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain where you would like to use SSI and add a couple of lines of code in it. You'll not need any kind of coding skills however, as you're able simply copy the necessary code from the help section, or our tech support team can help you activate SSI for any specific website. You just need to customize the extension of any html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to those pages on the site are correct.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You will be able to activate and utilize Server Side Includes with a few mouse clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server offers as the feature is present in the cloud platform where your account shall be set up. All you have to do will be to set up an empty file named .htaccess from your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a couple of lines of code in it. You can find the latter inside the Help articles available in your account, and that means you do not require any programming skills - it is possible to just copy the code in question. All pages that will utilize Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so if you add in this function to an active site, you have to make sure that you bring up to date all the links on it.