Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a specified source inside a web page. In the most common scenario, the text from one file is included in a second one, providing a site the feeling that it's dynamic. For instance, in case your site comprises of 10 web pages, 5 of them can easily have the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. If you modify this text file, the updated content will appear on all of the five webpages, which shall help you bring up to date your site much easier than if you had to modify an element of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases used to incorporate the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the website, the present date and time or the customer's IP address. Every web page that employs SSI should have a unique extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Website Hosting
Server Side Includes is featured on our modern cloud hosting system, so no matter the Linux website hosting package you select, you'll be able to make use of this feature making your site much more dynamic. All you will have to do is to create a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you wish to use SSI and after that add a couple of lines of code inside. You simply will not require any kind of coding skills though, since you can simply just copy the necessary code from the help section, or our technical support can assist you activate SSI for any given site. You just need to change the extension of the html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to these webpages on the site are appropriate.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you get a semi-dedicated server package with our company, it is possible to enable Server Side Includes with a couple mouse clicks and for any domain name or subdomain that you choose. We've got a thorough Help article about the subject that you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to activate Server Side Includes will be to copy a couple of lines from the article inside an .htaccess file that you ought to set up in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you will be ready to go. You need to only make certain that all of the files utilizing SSI possess the proper extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, and that the links on your website are kept up to date and lead to the by now updated files.