Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a specific source in a website. In the most widespread situation, the text from a single file is included in a second one, giving a website the sense that it is dynamic. As an example, if your website has ten pages, 5 of them can include the content of any kind of file, like horoscope.txt. As soon as you alter this text file, the modified content will appear on all of the five web pages, which shall help you update your site faster and easier than if you had to change a component of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is at times employed to include the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the website, the present time and date or the visitor's IP address. Any webpage that utilizes SSI should have a unique extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting
Since our custom made cloud hosting platform has Server Side Includes on a global level, you are able to utilize this function with any of the shared hosting packages we offer you and add dynamic content to your websites with just a few mouse clicks. SSI is enabled for every individual domain name or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the site folder with only a few lines of code. Certainly, you don't need to turn into a programmer for that because the necessary code may be copied from the Help article that we have about Server Side Includes. If you would like to utilize this feature for your website, you must rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you will have to double-check if all links on your site lead to the current names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you get a semi-dedicated server package through our company, it will be easy to enable Server Side Includes with a couple clicks and for any domain or subdomain of your choosing. We've got a detailed Help article on the subject that you can see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to enable Server Side Includes is to copy a couple of lines from the article in an .htaccess file that you ought to set up in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you will be all set to go. You should only ensure that all files using SSI have the appropriate extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, and that the links on your website are updated and point to the by now renamed files.