Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a specific source within a website. In the most popular situation, the text from a single file is integrated in another, giving a site the sense that it is dynamic. For instance, in case your website involves 10 web pages, 5 of them can easily include the content of some file, like horoscope.txt. If you ever alter this text file, the new content will come up on all of the five pages, which will permit you to revise your website faster and easier than if you had to modify an element of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is at times utilized to contain the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the website, the present date and time or the customer's IP address. Any webpage that makes use of SSI will need to have a particular extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all cloud hosting packages we offer you and activate it individually for each and every domain or subdomain in your own hosting account. This can be achieved with an .htaccess file, which should be put into the folder in which you want to use SSI and you have to put a couple of lines of code in that file. You can find the code within our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to simply copy and paste it, as you don't need any programming expertise to benefit from all of the characteristics that our services incorporate. If you have already built your website and you want to use Server Side Includes later on, you have to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, otherwise SSI won't work.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you get a semi-dedicated server plan through us, you will be able to enable Server Side Includes with just a few mouse clicks and for virtually any domain or subdomain of your choice. We have a thorough Help article on the subject that you can see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to enable Server Side Includes is to copy a couple of lines from the article within an .htaccess file that you need to make in the root folder of the domain/subdomain and you will be ready. You need to simply be certain that all files utilizing SSI possess the appropriate extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, and that the links on your website are updated and lead to the already updated files.