Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to include text from a specified source in a website. In the most widespread scenario, the text from a single file is integrated in a different one, providing a website the sense that it's dynamic. For instance, in case your site comprises of ten pages, five of them can have the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. If you alter this text file, the modified content will come up on all of the five webpages, which will help you update your site faster and easier than if you had to change part of all five pages. Server Side Includes is at times employed to incorporate the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the website, the present date and time or the customer's IP address. Any web page that works by using SSI will need to have a unique extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
Server Side Includes is present on our progressive cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the cloud hosting that you select, it's possible to utilize this feature and make your website much more dynamic. All that you must do is going to be make a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain where you would like to use SSI and then add a handful of lines of code in it. You will not require any kind of coding skills though, as you're able to just copy the needed code from the help section, or our technical support can assist you enable SSI for any specified site. You just have to modify the extension of the html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to those webpages on the site are correct.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you get a semi-dedicated server plan with our company, you'll be able to enable Server Side Includes with a couple mouse clicks and for every domain or subdomain of your choice. We have an in depth Help article about the subject that you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to enable Server Side Includes is to copy a couple of lines from the article inside an .htaccess file that you ought to set up in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be all set to go. You need to just make sure that all of the files using SSI have the appropriate extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and also that the links on your website are kept up to date and lead to the already updated files.