Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which enables you to include text from a given source within a web page. In the most common situation, the text from one file is incorporated in a second one, providing a website the sense that it is dynamic. As an example, if your site consists of 10 webpages, five of them can easily have the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. If you ever alter this text file, the new content will appear on all of the five pages, which will allow you to update your website faster and easier than if you had to update a part of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases utilized to contain the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the website, the present date and time or the customer's IP address. Any webpage that employs SSI should have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

Server Side Includes is featured on our progressive cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the shared web hosting which you select, it's possible to make use of this feature making your website a lot more dynamic. Everything you must do is going to be create a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain in which you would like to use SSI and include a handful of lines of code inside it. You won't require any kind of coding skills however, since you can basically copy the needed code from our help section, or our tech support team can assist you activate SSI for a specific website. You just have to modify the extension of any html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to these webpages on the website are accurate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server package with us, you will be able to enable Server Side Includes with only a few clicks and for any domain or subdomain that you choose. We have a detailed Help article on the subject that you can find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to enable Server Side Includes is to copy a handful of lines out of the article in an .htaccess file that you ought to set up in the root folder of the domain name/subdomain and you will be all set to go. You need to simply make sure that all of the files implementing SSI possess the accurate extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, as well as that the links on your site are modified and point to the already updated files.