Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a specific source within a website. In the most widespread case, the text from one file is integrated in a second one, providing a website the feeling that it is dynamic. For example, in case your website is comprised of 10 web pages, 5 of them can contain the content of some file, such as horoscope.txt. In case you alter this text file, the updated content will come up on all of the five pages, which will enable you to revise your site faster and easier than if you had to update a part of all five pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally employed to contain the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the site, the current date and time or the customer's IP address. Any web page that works by using SSI should have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

Server Side Includes is featured on our modern cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the Linux hosting package which you select, it will be easy to make use of this function making your website more dynamic. All you have to do is to make a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you want to use SSI and include a few lines of code inside it. You'll not need any kind of coding skills however, as you're able basically copy the needed code from the help section, or our technical support can help you enable SSI for a specified website. You just have to change the extension of the html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to these webpages on the site are correct.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you get a semi-dedicated server package through us, it is possible to enable Server Side Includes with a few mouse clicks and for virtually any domain name or subdomain of your choice. We've got a comprehensive Help article about the subject you could see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to enable Server Side Includes will be to copy a number of lines from the article in an .htaccess file that you ought to make in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be good to go. You should only make certain that all files using SSI possess the accurate extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and also that the links on your site are kept up to date and lead to the by now renamed files.