Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which enables you to include text from a specified source within a web page. In the most typical case, the text from a file is integrated in another, providing a site the feeling that it's dynamic. For instance, if your site consists of 10 pages, 5 of them can easily contain the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. Once you change this text file, the updated content will appear on all of the five webpages, which will allow you to revise your site faster and easier than if you had to modify a component of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally employed to contain the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the site, the current date and time or the customer's IP address. Any webpage that works by using SSI should have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all of the shared hosting plans that we offer and activate it independently for every single domain or subdomain in your own hosting account. This can be accomplished when using an .htaccess file, which should be put into the folder in which you want to use SSI and you have to type in a few lines of code in that file. You will find the code in our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to simply copy it, as you don't need any coding capabilities to take advantage of all of the features that our services feature. If you have already built your site and you would like to employ Server Side Includes afterwards, you must make certain 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 Hosting

It will be possible to activate and employ Server Side Includes with a few mouse clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server offers as the feature is featured within the cloud platform where your brand-new account will be set up. All you need to do would be to make an empty file named .htaccess through your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a handful of lines of code inside. You'll find the latter in one of the Help articles available inside of your account, so you don't need any programming abilities - you can just copy the code in question. All webpages that will make use of Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so in case you incorporate this option to an existing site, you have to make sure that you update all the links in there.