Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to include text from a specified source within a web page. In the most typical situation, the text from a single file is integrated in a different one, providing a website the sense that it is dynamic. For instance, if your website has 10 pages, five of them can have the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. If you change this text file, the updated content is going to appear on all of the five pages, which shall enable you to update your site faster and easier than if you had to change a part of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is at times employed to include the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the website, the current date and time or the customer's IP address. Any webpage that makes use of SSI should have a special extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Web Hosting
All of the Linux web hosting we provide support Server Side Includes, so you're able to bring in dynamic components to any static website which you host on our cloud platform. By setting up a blank .htaccess file and typing in a few lines of code in it, you're able to enable SSI for a domain or perhaps a subdomain. The file involved must be inside the exact folder where you are going to use SSI and you'll see the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you don't need any kind of coding practical experience. Our 24/7 tech support staff shall also be capable to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you aren't absolutely sure what to do. You should additionally make sure to modify the extension of all files that will make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your site lead to the appropriate files.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It will be easy to enable and make use of Server Side Includes with merely a few clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server offers because the feature is available in the cloud platform where your account shall be configured. All you need to do will be to create a blank file named .htaccess through your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a handful of lines of code in it. You can find the latter within the Help articles accessible as part of your account, which means you have no need for any programming expertise - you are able to simply just copy the code in question. All webpages that will make use of Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so if you incorporate this feature to an existing site, you need to make sure that you update all the links in there.