Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which lets you include text from a given source inside a website. In the most typical scenario, the text from a file is incorporated in another, giving a website the sense that it's dynamic. For instance, in case your site consists of 10 web pages, 5 of them can easily contain the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. If you alter this text file, the new content is going to appear on all of the five web pages, which shall permit you to revise your site faster and easier than if you had to modify an element of all five pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally utilized to incorporate the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the website, the current time and date or the visitor's IP address. Every webpage that employs SSI should have a special extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting
Server Side Includes is supported on our modern cloud hosting system, so regardless of the shared web hosting package that you select, you'll be able to make use of this feature and make your site much more dynamic. All that you will have to do is going to be set up a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain in which you would like to use SSI and add a number of lines of code in it. You won't require any coding skills however, since you can basically copy the needed code from the help section, or our tech support team can assist you enable SSI for a given site. You just need to modify the extension of the html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to those web pages on the website are accurate.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you get a semi-dedicated server package with our company, it will be easy to enable Server Side Includes with a few mouse clicks and for every domain or subdomain of your choosing. We have a detailed Help article about the subject you could see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to activate Server Side Includes is to copy a number of lines out of the article within an .htaccess file that you ought to make in the root folder of the domain/subdomain and you'll be set. You need to just ensure that all files using SSI possess the accurate extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and also that the links on your website are kept up to date and point to the already updated files.