Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which lets you incorporate text from a specific source within a web page. In the most popular case, the text from a single file is incorporated in another, providing a site the sense it is dynamic. For example, in case your site comprises of ten webpages, 5 of them can easily have the content of some file, such as horoscope.txt. Once you modify this text file, the new content is going to appear on all of the five webpages, which shall help you revise your site faster and easier than if you had to change a part of all five pages. Server Side Includes is at times used to contain the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the site, the current time and date or the visitor's IP address. Every web page that works by using SSI should have a particular extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting
Since our custom cloud hosting platform supports Server Side Includes on a global level, it's possible make use of this function with any of the cloud web hosting plans we have and bring dynamic content to your websites with only a few mouse clicks. SSI is activated 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 have to become a developer for that since the required code can be copied from the Help post that we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you would like to employ 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 up to date names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you get a semi-dedicated server package with our company, you'll be able to enable Server Side Includes with a couple mouse clicks and for every domain name or subdomain of your choice. We've got an in depth Help article on the subject you can find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to activate Server Side Includes is to copy a number of lines from the article in an .htaccess file that you ought to set up in the root folder of the domain/subdomain and you will be ready to go. You need to simply make sure that all files making use of SSI have the accurate extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, as well as that the links on your website are kept up to date and point to the already renamed files.