Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a given source in a website. In the most widespread situation, the text from one file is incorporated in a second one, providing a site the sense that it's dynamic. For example, in case your site is comprised of 10 web pages, five of them can include the content of some file, such as horoscope.txt. If you ever change this text file, the new content is going to appear on all five pages, which will let you update your website faster and easier than if you had to change a component of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes utilized to include the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the website, the present time and date or the visitor's IP address. Every web page that works by using SSI should have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all of the cloud hosting plans that we offer you and enable it independently for each domain or subdomain inside your hosting account. You can do this when using .htaccess file, which should be placed into the folder where you wish to use SSI and you have to enter a few lines of code in that file. You can find the code in our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to simply copy and paste it, since you don't need any coding skills to take advantage of all of the capabilities that our services come with. In case you have by now built your site and you would like to use Server Side Includes later on, you must make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, otherwise SSI will not work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to enable and make use of Server Side Includes with only a number of clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server offers since the feature is supported on the cloud platform where your new account shall be set up. All you have to do will be to set up an empty file named .htaccess using your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a number of lines of code in it. You'll find the latter inside the Help articles that are available as part of your account, so you have no need for any kind of programming abilities - it is possible to simply just copy the code in question. All pages that are going to implement Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so in case you incorporate this feature to an active site, you must make sure that you bring up to date all of the links on it.