Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a specific source inside a website. In the most popular case, the text from a single file is integrated in a different one, providing a site the sense it is dynamic. For example, if your site has 10 pages, 5 of them can easily have the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. Any time you change this text file, the modified content is going to appear on all five pages, which will let you update your site much easier than if you had to update a component of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally employed to incorporate the output of simple 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. Any webpage that makes use of SSI must have a unique extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Website Hosting
All Linux website hosting we offer you support Server Side Includes, so you can bring in dynamic components to any static website which you host on our cloud system. By creating a clear .htaccess file and entering a few lines of code within it, you're able to enable SSI for a domain or maybe a subdomain. The file concerned must be inside the exact folder where you will make use of SSI and you will discover the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you do not need any kind of coding knowledge. The 24/7 technical support crew will also be in a position to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you aren't certain what to do. You should furthermore make sure to modify the extension of all your files which will make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your website lead to the correct files.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
It will be easy to activate and utilize Server Side Includes with just a few mouse clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server offers as the option is present within the cloud platform where your new account shall be set up. All you need to do would be to create an empty file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a few lines of code inside. You will find the latter inside the Help articles that are available within your account, and that means you do not need any programming expertise - you can simply just copy and paste the code in question. All web pages that will make use of Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so if you incorporate this option to an existing site, you have to make sure that you bring up to date all the links on it.