Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to include text from a given source in a web page. In the most popular scenario, the text from one file is integrated in another, providing a website the sense that it's dynamic. For instance, if your site features ten pages, five of them can easily contain the content of some file, like horoscope.txt. As soon as you modify this text file, the modified content is going to appear on all of the five web pages, which shall allow you to revise your website faster and easier than if you had to modify a part of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally utilized to include the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the website, the present date and time or the visitor's IP address. Any web page that uses SSI will need to have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our progressive cloud hosting platform, so no matter the shared website hosting you select, it's possible to utilize this feature making your website a lot more dynamic. All you have to do is going to be set up a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you would like to use SSI and include a couple of lines of code inside it. You simply will not require any kind of coding skills however, as you're able to simply copy the necessary code from our help section, or our tech support team can assist you to enable SSI for a specific site. You need to simply change the extension of any html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to these webpages on the site are correct.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will be possible to enable and use Server Side Includes with just a handful of mouse clicks with any one of the semi-dedicated server offers as the feature is featured within the cloud platform where your account shall be set up. All you have to do would be to make an empty file named .htaccess through your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a handful of lines of code inside. You'll find the latter in one of the Help articles available inside of your account, which means you have no need for any kind of programming knowledge - you're able to simply just copy and paste the code in question. All webpages that will utilize Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so in case you add this function to an existing site, you must make sure that you update all of the links on it.