Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to include text from a specified source within a website. In the most widespread case, the text from a single file is integrated in another, giving a website the sense it is dynamic. For instance, in case your website comprises of ten pages, 5 of them can easily have the content of some file, such as horoscope.txt. Once you modify this text file, the new content will come up on all of the five pages, which will allow you to update your site faster and easier than if you had to change an element of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes utilized to contain the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the website, the current 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 Cloud Web Hosting

It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all cloud web hosting plans we offer and activate it individually for each domain name or subdomain inside of your hosting account. This can be accomplished by using an .htaccess file, which should be placed in the folder in which you want to use SSI and you have to enter a couple of lines of code in that file. You can get the code within our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to simply copy it, since you don't need any coding expertise to take advantage of all of the characteristics that our solutions feature. In case you have already built your site and you want to use Server Side Includes afterwards, you need to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, otherwise SSI will not work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you get a semi-dedicated server package through our company, it is possible to enable Server Side Includes with a few mouse clicks and for any domain name or subdomain of your preference. We have an in depth Help article on the subject you can see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to activate Server Side Includes will be to copy a number of lines out of the article in an .htaccess file that you should set up in the main folder of the domain/subdomain and you'll be set. You need to simply ensure that all files making use of SSI have the accurate extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, and that the links on your site are updated and lead to the already renamed files.