Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a specific source in a web page. In the most typical situation, the text from one file is included in a second one, giving a site the sense that it is dynamic. For example, if your site features ten webpages, five of them can easily contain the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. In case you modify this text file, the updated content will come up on all of the five web pages, which shall permit you to update your website faster and easier than if you had to update a component of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally used 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 visitor's IP address. Any web page that works by using SSI will need to have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

Since our unique cloud hosting platform offers Server Side Includes on a global level, it's possible to implement this function with all of the cloud website hosting plans that we feature and add dynamic content to your sites with only a few mouse clicks. SSI is enabled for every particular domain name or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the website folder with a few lines of code. Certainly, you do not have to become a developer for that because the necessary code may be copied from the Help post that we have related to Server Side Includes. If you would like to use this feature for your website, you'll have to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you have to double-check if all links on your site point to the up to date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It is possible to enable and utilize Server Side Includes with just a handful of clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server plans because the feature is featured in the cloud platform where your account shall be set up. All you have to do would be to create an empty file named .htaccess using your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a number of lines of code inside. You'll find the latter inside the Help articles that are available inside of your account, which means you do not require any kind of programming expertise - it is possible to simply copy and paste the code in question. All webpages that will implement Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so if you add this feature to an existing website, you need to make sure that you change all of the links in there.