Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which lets you include text from a given source in a web page. In the most typical scenario, the text from a single file is integrated in another, providing a site the feeling that it is dynamic. As an example, in case your site comprises of 10 webpages, 5 of them can easily contain the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. Any time you change this text file, the modified content will come up on all of the five webpages, which will permit you to update your website much easier than if you had to update an element of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes used to incorporate the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the site, the current date and time or the visitor's IP address. Any web page that utilizes SSI should have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will be possible to enable and make use of Server Side Includes with only a couple of clicks with any one of the semi-dedicated server plans as the option is available within the cloud platform where your account will be set up. All you have to do will be to create a blank file named .htaccess through your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a number of lines of code inside. You can find the latter within the Help articles which can be found within your account, and that means you don't need any programming skills - you'll be able to simply just copy and paste the code in question. All webpages that are going to make use of Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so if you add this option to an existing site, you have to make sure that you bring up to date all the links in there.