Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a specified source inside a website. In the most typical scenario, the text from one file is incorporated in a different one, providing a site the feeling that it is dynamic. For instance, if your site is comprised of 10 web pages, 5 of them can contain the content of some file, like horoscope.txt. If you ever modify this text file, the modified content will appear on all five web pages, which will let you revise your website much easier than if you had to change part of all five pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally used to include the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the website, the present time and date or the customer's IP address. Every webpage that uses SSI must have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

It will be easy to use Server Side Includes with all shared hosting packages we provide and enable it separately for each domain or subdomain inside your hosting account. You can do this by utilizing an .htaccess file, which needs to be placed into the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you have to enter a few lines of code in that file. You can get the code in our Knowledgebase section, so you can just copy it, since you don't need any programming skills to benefit from all of the capabilities that our services come with. If you have by now built your website and you wish to use Server Side Includes later on, you have to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, or else SSI won't work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to activate and make use of Server Side Includes with only a number of clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server plans because the option is present in the cloud platform where your brand-new account will be configured. All you need to do is to set up a blank file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a couple of lines of code in it. You can find the latter inside the Help articles available as part of your account, and that means you do not require any kind of programming expertise - you'll be able to just copy and paste the code in question. All web pages that are going to utilize Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so in case you add in this option to an active site, you have to make sure that you change all the links in there.