Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a specified source inside a website. In the most popular scenario, the text from a single file is included in a second one, providing a website the sense that it's dynamic. As an example, in case your website is comprised of 10 webpages, 5 of them can easily contain the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. If you ever alter this text file, the updated content will come up on all of the five web pages, which shall permit you to bring up to date your website faster and easier than if you had to modify an element of all five pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally employed to include the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the site, the current date and time or the visitor's IP address. Any webpage that uses SSI should have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

Since our custom cloud hosting platform has Server Side Includes on a global level, it is possible to work with this feature with the cloud hosting plans that we offer you and add in dynamic content to your websites with only a few clicks. SSI is enabled for each specific domain name or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the website folder with only a few lines of code. Naturally, there is no need to turn into a coder for that since the required code can be copied from the Help article that we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you want to use this feature for your website, you'll want to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you have to double-check if all links on your site point to the current names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will be easy to activate and utilize Server Side Includes with only a couple of mouse clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server plans since the feature is featured within the cloud platform where your account will be set up. All you have to do would be to make an empty file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a few lines of code in it. You'll find the latter in one of the Help articles that are offered within your account, which means you don't require any programming capabilities - it is possible to simply just copy and paste the code in question. All webpages that will make use of Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so in case you add this function to an active website, you need to make sure that you update all the links in there.