Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a specific source in a website. In the most popular situation, the text from a file is incorporated in another, giving a site the sense that it's dynamic. For example, if your site consists of 10 pages, 5 of them can have the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. As soon as you alter this text file, the new content will appear on all of the five pages, which shall allow you to revise your site faster and easier than if you had to modify a component of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is at times used to contain the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the site, the current time and date or the customer's IP address. Every web page that uses SSI should have a particular extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
Server Side Includes is present on our modern cloud hosting platform, so whatever the Linux cloud hosting that you select, you will be able to use this feature making your site a lot more dynamic. All you will have to do is to create a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you would like to use SSI and after that include a couple of lines of code inside it. You'll not require any kind of coding skills though, as you can basically copy the necessary code from our help section, or our tech support team can assist you enable SSI for any specific site. You need to simply change the extension of the html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to these pages on the website are correct.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It will be possible to activate and use Server Side Includes with merely a couple of clicks with any one of our semi-dedicated server offers as the feature is present in the cloud platform where your account shall be configured. All you have to do is to make a blank file named .htaccess from your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a couple of lines of code inside. You'll find the latter inside the Help articles which can be found as part of your account, which means you do not need any kind of programming capabilities - you are able to simply copy and paste the code in question. All webpages that will utilize Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so if you add this function to an active site, you need to make sure that you update all of the links in there.