Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to include 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 website the sense that it is dynamic. For example, in case your website consists of 10 web pages, 5 of them can easily include the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. Once you change this text file, the updated content will appear on all of the five pages, which shall help you revise your website much easier than if you had to modify an element of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is at times used to include the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the website, the current date and time or the visitor's IP address. Any webpage that makes use of SSI will need to have a special extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
Server Side Includes is supported on our innovative cloud hosting system, so no matter the Linux cloud hosting service
that you pick, you will be able to make use of this function making your site a lot more dynamic. Everything you need to do is to set up a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you want to use SSI and then include a handful of lines of code in it. You simply will not need any kind of coding skills however, as you're able simply copy the necessary code from the help section, or our technical support can assist you to activate SSI for any specified site. You just have to modify the extension of any html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to those pages on the site are accurate.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you get a semi-dedicated server
plan with our company, it will be easy to enable Server Side Includes with a few mouse clicks and for virtually any domain name or subdomain of your choosing. You will find a detailed Help article about the subject you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to activate Server Side Includes will be to copy a number of lines out of the article inside an .htaccess file that you should make in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be good to go. You need to just make certain that all files implementing SSI have the right extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and that the links on your site are updated and point to the by now updated files.