Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which lets you include text from a given source in a web page. In the most widespread scenario, the text from a file is integrated in another, providing a site the feeling that it is dynamic. For instance, if your site comprises of ten web pages, five of them can contain the content of any kind of file, like horoscope.txt. As soon as you modify this text file, the new content will appear on all of the five pages, which will allow you to revise your site much easier than if you had to update a component of all 5 web 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 displayed on the website, the present date and time or the visitor's IP address. Any webpage that uses SSI should have a particular extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It will be possible to activate and use Server Side Includes with just a number of clicks with any one of our semi-dedicated server packages because the option is featured within the cloud platform where your brand-new account shall be configured. All you have to do will be to set up a blank file named .htaccess from your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a couple of lines of code inside. You can find the latter inside the Help articles available in your account, and that means you don't need any programming expertise - you'll be able to just copy the code in question. All webpages that are going to utilize Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so in case you add this option to an existing website, you need to make sure that you update all the links in there.