Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a specific source inside a web page. In the most popular situation, the text from a single file is integrated in a different one, providing a site the sense it is dynamic. For example, in case your website comprises of 10 webpages, 5 of them can include the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. Once you change this text file, the updated content will appear on all of the five web pages, which will let you revise your site faster and easier than if you had to update an element of all five pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases utilized to contain the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the site, the present date and time or the visitor's IP address. Every webpage that works by using SSI will need to have a special extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
You'll be able to use Server Side Includes with all of the cloud hosting plans we offer you and activate it independently for every single domain name or subdomain inside of your hosting account. This can be achieved when using an .htaccess file, which needs to be placed into the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you have to type in a couple of lines of code in that file. You can see the code in our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to just copy and paste it, since you do not need any programming skills to take advantage of all features that our services incorporate. In case you have currently built your site and you would like to use Server Side Includes later, you must make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, or else SSI will not work.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you get a semi-dedicated server package through us, you will be able to activate Server Side Includes with just a few clicks and for virtually any domain name or subdomain that you pick. You will find a comprehensive Help article on the subject you can find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to enable Server Side Includes will be to copy a number of lines out of the article inside an .htaccess file that you should make in the root folder of the domain/subdomain and you will be ready. You need to simply make certain that all of the files implementing SSI have the proper extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, as well as that the links on your website are kept up to date and point to the by now updated files.