Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a given source inside a website. In the most common scenario, the text from a single file is included in another, providing a website the sense that it's dynamic. For example, if your site involves 10 pages, 5 of them can easily include the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. In case you change this text file, the new content will appear on all five pages, which shall help you revise your site much easier than if you had to change an element of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases employed to incorporate the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the site, the present time and date or the visitor's IP address. Every webpage that makes use of SSI will need to have a special extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting
Server Side Includes is featured on our modern cloud hosting platform, so whatever the shared plan that you choose, you'll be able to use this feature making your site much more dynamic. All you need to do is going to be create a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you would like to use SSI and after that add a handful of lines of code in it. You simply will not need any kind of coding skills though, as you're able basically copy the necessary code from our help section, or our tech support team can help you enable SSI for any specific website. You just have to change the extension of any html file that will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to these pages on the site are correct.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you get a semi-dedicated server package through us, you'll be able to enable Server Side Includes with a few clicks and for every domain or subdomain that you pick. We have an in depth Help article about the subject that you can see 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 in an .htaccess file that you need to set up in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be all set to go. You should just make certain that all of the files making use of SSI have the accurate extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, as well as that the links on your site are kept up to date and lead to the by now updated files.