Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a specific source within a website. In the most typical scenario, the text from one file is included in a different one, giving a site the sense that it's dynamic. For example, in case your site comprises of 10 pages, 5 of them can contain the content of any kind of file, like horoscope.txt. In case you change this text file, the updated content will come up on all of the five web pages, which shall allow you to bring up to date your site faster and easier than if you had to update a component of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is at times utilized to contain the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the site, the present date and time or the customer's IP address. Every webpage that uses SSI should have a particular extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting
All the cloud website hosting that we provide support Server Side Includes, so you're able to include dynamic elements to your static website that you host on our cloud system. By setting up an empty .htaccess file and entering a few lines of code within it, you are able to enable SSI for a domain or a subdomain. The file in question needs to be in the exact folder where you will make use of SSI and you will find the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you don't need any kind of coding knowledge. The 24/7 technical support team shall also be able to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you are not absolutely sure what to do. You should additionally make sure to change the extension of all files that will use SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your website point to the right files.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to activate and make use of Server Side Includes with a handful of clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server offers because the option is available within the cloud platform where your new account shall be set up. All you need to do will be to set up an empty file named .htaccess through your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a number of lines of code inside. You can find the latter in one of the Help articles that can be found within your account, which means you don't need any programming abilities - you are able to just copy and paste the code in question. All webpages that are going to make use of Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so in case you add this option to an existing site, you need to make sure that you update all the links on it.