Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which enables you to include text from a specified source inside a web page. In the most typical situation, the text from a single file is incorporated in a different one, giving a site the sense that it's dynamic. For example, in case your website comprises of 10 pages, 5 of them can easily contain the content of any kind of file, like horoscope.txt. Once you change this text file, the updated content will appear on all of the five pages, which will permit you to revise your website much easier than if you had to update a part of all five pages. Server Side Includes is at times used to include the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the site, the present time and date or the customer's IP address. Any web page that utilizes SSI will need to have a special extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
Since our customized cloud hosting system features Server Side Includes on a global level, it will be possible to make use of this function with any of the cloud hosting plans we offer and add in dynamic content to your websites with a few clicks. SSI can be activated for each particular domain or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the website folder with a couple of lines of code. Of course, you do not have to become a developer for that because the necessary code may be copied from the Help article that we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you'd like to utilize this feature for your website, you will need to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you have to double-check if all of the links on your site point to the modified names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you get a semi-dedicated server package from us, it will be easy to activate Server Side Includes with only a few mouse clicks and for virtually any domain or subdomain that you pick. We have a comprehensive Help article on the subject that you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to enable Server Side Includes is to copy a number of lines out of the article inside an .htaccess file that you should create in the root folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be all set. You need to just make certain that all of the files using SSI have the accurate extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, as well as that the links on your website are modified and lead to the by now renamed files.