Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a specific source within a web page. In the most typical situation, the text from a single file is incorporated in a second one, providing a site the sense that it is dynamic. As an example, in case your site consists of ten web pages, five of them can include the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. Once you change this text file, the modified content will appear on all five pages, which will enable you to revise your site much easier than if you had to update part of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is at times used to incorporate 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. Every web page that works by using SSI must have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

All the shared website hosting plans that we provide support Server Side Includes, so that you can bring in dynamic components to any static website that you host on our cloud system. By creating an empty .htaccess file and entering a few lines of code in it, you're able to enable SSI for a domain name or maybe a subdomain. The file concerned needs to be inside the exact folder where you are going to use SSI and you will find the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you do not need any coding practical experience. Our 24/7 technical support crew shall also be able to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you are not sure what to do. You should furthermore make sure to modify the extension of all files that will implement SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your website lead to the appropriate files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server package through our company, it will be easy to activate Server Side Includes with a couple of mouse clicks and for any domain name or subdomain of your choosing. We've got an in depth Help article about the subject that you could see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to enable Server Side Includes is to copy a handful of lines from the article within an .htaccess file that you ought to set up in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be all set. You need to simply be certain that all files implementing SSI have the proper extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, as well as that the links on your website are updated and point to the by now renamed files.