Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to include text from a specific source inside a website. In the most popular case, the text from one file is integrated in a second one, giving a website the feeling that it's dynamic. For example, if your site is comprised of 10 webpages, 5 of them can easily include the content of some file, like horoscope.txt. Any time you alter this text file, the updated content will come up on all five webpages, which shall help you bring up to date your website much easier than if you had to change an element of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes employed to contain the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the site, the present time and date or the customer's IP address. Every web page that works by using SSI must have a particular extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
Server Side Includes is featured on our innovative cloud hosting platform, so whatever the cloud hosting that you pick, it's possible to use this feature making your site much more dynamic. Everything you will have to do will be to set up a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you would like to use SSI and then add a few lines of code inside. You will not require any kind of coding skills though, as you're able just copy the necessary code from the help section, or our technical support can assist you enable SSI for a given website. You just need to modify the extension of the html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to these webpages on the site are correct.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you get a semi-dedicated server package through us, it is possible to enable Server Side Includes with only a few mouse clicks and for any domain name or subdomain of your choice. You will find a comprehensive Help article on the subject that you could see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to enable Server Side Includes will be to copy a couple of lines from the article in an .htaccess file that you should set up in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you will be ready to go. You need to simply ensure that all files utilizing SSI have the correct extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, and also that the links on your website are kept up to date and lead to the by now renamed files.