Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which enables you to include text from a specific source within a website. In the most widespread situation, the text from one file is included in a second one, giving a website the feeling that it is dynamic. As an example, if your site is made of ten webpages, five of them can easily include the content of any kind of file, like horoscope.txt. Once you change this text file, the updated content will come up on all of the five web pages, which shall enable you to update your website much easier than if you had to modify part of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes utilized to incorporate 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 visitor's IP address. Every webpage that employs SSI will need to have a particular extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting
Since our customized cloud hosting system has Server Side Includes on a global level, it will be possible to implement this feature with the cloud web hosting packages we have and add dynamic content to your websites with just a few clicks. SSI can be enabled for every individual domain name or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the site folder with a few lines of code. Naturally, you do not have to turn into a developer for that since the required code can be copied from the Help post that we have related to Server Side Includes. If you want to utilize this function for your website, it is important to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you will have to double-check if all of the links on your website point to the up to date names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you get a semi-dedicated server package through our company, you'll be able to enable Server Side Includes with a couple clicks and for virtually any domain name or subdomain of your choice. You will find an in depth Help article about the subject that you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to activate Server Side Includes is to copy a couple of lines out of the article inside an .htaccess file that you ought to create in the root folder of the domain name/subdomain and you will be all set. You should simply make sure that all of the files using SSI have the proper extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, and that the links on your site are updated and point to the already renamed files.