Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a specific source within a website. In the most typical situation, the text from a file is incorporated in a second one, providing a site the feeling it is dynamic. For instance, in case your site comprises of ten pages, 5 of them can have the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. Any time you alter this text file, the new content will appear on all five pages, which will help you revise your site faster and easier than if you had to change part of all five pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes employed to incorporate the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the website, the present time and date or the customer's IP address. Any web page that works by using SSI must have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

Server Side Includes is present on our modern cloud hosting platform, so whatever the web hosting plan which you pick, it will be possible to use this feature and make your website more dynamic. All you have to do will be to make a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you wish to use SSI and add a handful of lines of code in it. You will not need any kind of coding skills though, since you can simply copy the necessary code from our help section, or our technical support can help you enable SSI for any given site. You need to simply modify the extension of any html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to these webpages on the site are accurate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server package through us, it is possible to activate Server Side Includes with a couple clicks and for virtually any domain name or subdomain that you pick. You will find a detailed Help article on the subject you can find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to enable Server Side Includes is to copy a number of lines out of the article inside an .htaccess file that you should make in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be set. You need to simply be sure that all of the files making use of SSI possess the correct extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, and that the links on your website are updated and lead to the already renamed files.