Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a given source inside a web page. In the most popular case, the text from a file is incorporated in a second one, giving a site the feeling that it's dynamic. For example, in case your website features ten web pages, five of them can easily include the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. If you ever change this text file, the new content is going to appear on all of the five web pages, which will permit you to bring up to date your website faster and easier than if you had to modify an element of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is at times used to include the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the website, the current date and time or the customer's IP address. Any webpage that uses SSI should have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It is possible to activate and utilize Server Side Includes with merely a handful of mouse clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server offers because the option is available in the cloud platform where your brand-new account will be set up. All you need to do will be to make a blank file named .htaccess through your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a few lines of code inside. You will find the latter inside the Help articles that are available inside of your account, so you do not require any kind of programming abilities - you're able to simply copy and paste the code in question. All web pages that will use Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so in case you incorporate this option to an active site, you must make sure that you update all the links on it.