Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which lets you include text from a specified source inside a website. In the most common situation, the text from a single file is incorporated in another, providing a website the feeling that it is dynamic. For instance, in case your site includes ten webpages, five of them can have the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. In case you modify this text file, the modified content will come up on all five pages, which shall let you revise your site faster and easier than if you had to change part of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases employed to contain the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the site, the present time and date or the customer's IP address. Any web page that uses SSI will need to have a unique extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting
As our unique cloud hosting platform has Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to to work with this feature with any of the cloud website hosting packages we offer and add in dynamic content to your websites with a couple of mouse clicks. SSI is enabled for every particular domain or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the website folder with only a few lines of code. Certainly, there is no need to be a programmer for that since the required code can be copied from the Help article that we have about Server Side Includes. If you would like to utilize this feature for your website, it is important to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you have to double-check if all of the links on your website point to the up-to-date names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you get a semi-dedicated server package through us, it is possible to enable Server Side Includes with a couple mouse clicks and for any domain name or subdomain of your choice. We have a detailed Help article on the subject you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to enable Server Side Includes will be to copy a couple of lines out of the article inside an .htaccess file that you need to create in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you will be all set to go. You need to just make sure that all of the files implementing SSI possess the right extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and also that the links on your site are modified and lead to the already updated files.