Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a given source in a web page. In the most popular situation, the text from a file is included in another, giving a website the feeling it is dynamic. As an example, in case your website is comprised of 10 pages, five of them can easily contain the content of some file, like horoscope.txt. If you alter this text file, the new content will appear on all of the five pages, which will let you revise your site much easier than if you had to update part of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally utilized to incorporate the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the site, the current date and time or the customer's IP address. Any web page that uses SSI must have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

It will be easy to use Server Side Includes with all of the shared hosting packages we offer you and activate it individually for every domain or subdomain within your hosting account. This can be done by utilizing an .htaccess file, which should be placed into the folder where you want to use SSI and you need to enter a couple of lines of code in that file. You'll find the code in our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to simply copy and paste it, as you do not need any programming skills to take advantage of all capabilities that our solutions incorporate. If you have by now built your site and you want to use Server Side Includes later on, you need to make sure 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

It is possible to enable and employ Server Side Includes with just a handful of mouse clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server plans since the option is present within the cloud platform where your new account shall be configured. All you need to do is to create a blank file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a handful of lines of code inside. You'll find the latter inside the Help articles that are available inside of your account, which means you do not require any kind of programming skills - you'll be able to simply just copy and paste the code in question. All pages that will use Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so if you incorporate this feature to an active website, you have to make sure that you update all of the links in there.