Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a given source inside a web page. In the most widespread scenario, the text from a single file is integrated in another, giving a site the feeling it is dynamic. For instance, if your website consists of 10 pages, 5 of them can contain the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. If you ever change this text file, the updated content is going to appear on all of the five pages, which will allow you to revise your website faster and easier than if you had to change a component of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is at times used to contain the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the site, the present date and time or the customer's IP address. Any webpage that works by using SSI will need to have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our innovative cloud hosting system, so no matter the Linux web hosting that you choose, it will be possible to utilize this function making your site much more dynamic. All that you need to do is to set up a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you would like to use SSI and include a number of lines of code inside it. You simply won't require any coding skills though, as you can basically copy the necessary code from our help section, or our tech support team can help you activate SSI for a specified site. You need to simply customize the extension of any html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to these web pages on the website are appropriate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you get a semi-dedicated server package with our company, it is possible to activate Server Side Includes with only a few mouse clicks and for every domain name or subdomain of your choosing. We've got a detailed Help article about the subject you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to enable Server Side Includes is to copy a handful of lines out of the article within an .htaccess file that you need to create in the main folder of the domain/subdomain and you'll be all set. You need to only ensure that all files implementing SSI possess the appropriate extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and also that the links on your website are updated and point to the already updated files.