Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to include text from a specified source inside a web page. In the most typical scenario, the text from a single file is incorporated in a second one, providing a website the sense that it's dynamic. For example, if your website is made of ten pages, 5 of them can contain the content of some file, such as horoscope.txt. If you change this text file, the new content is going to appear on all of the five webpages, which shall allow you to update your website faster and easier than if you had to change an element of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes used to contain the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the site, the current time and date or the customer's IP address. Any web page that utilizes SSI will need to have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

You'll be able to use Server Side Includes with all of the website hosting plans that we offer and activate it independently for each domain name or subdomain within your hosting account. This can be achieved with an .htaccess file, which should be put into the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you have to enter a couple of lines of code in that file. You can see the code within our Knowledgebase section, so you can just copy and paste it, as you don't need any coding capabilities to benefit from all of the characteristics that our services include. If you have currently built your site and you wish to use Server Side Includes later, you need to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, or else SSI won't work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It is possible to enable and use Server Side Includes with just a couple of mouse clicks with any one of the semi-dedicated server plans as the option is present within the cloud platform where your account will be configured. All you have to do is to create an empty file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a couple of lines of code inside. You can find the latter in one of the Help articles which can be found within your account, and that means you don't require any kind of programming abilities - it is possible to simply copy and paste the code in question. All pages that are going to use Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so if you incorporate this function to an active site, you need to make sure that you update all of the links on it.