Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a specific source inside a web page. In the most common case, the text from a file is integrated in a different one, giving a site the sense that it's dynamic. For example, in case your site is comprised of 10 web pages, five of them can contain the content of some file, like horoscope.txt. As soon as you change this text file, the new content will come up on all five pages, which will enable you to bring up to date your website faster and easier than if you had to update an element of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases utilized to contain the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the site, the present date and time or the visitor's IP address. Any webpage that employs SSI will need to have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all cloud hosting packages we offer and enable it individually for each and every domain or subdomain inside your hosting account. This can be done by utilizing an .htaccess file, which needs to be put into the folder where you want to use SSI and you need to enter a couple of lines of code in that file. You will find the code inside our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to just copy and paste it, since you do not need any coding skills to benefit from all functions that our solutions include. In case you have by now built your website and you would like to use Server Side Includes later, you must ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, otherwise SSI is not going to work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you get a semi-dedicated server package through our company, you'll be able to enable Server Side Includes with a few clicks and for every domain name or subdomain that you pick. We have a detailed Help article about the subject that you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to enable Server Side Includes will be to copy a couple of lines out of the article within an .htaccess file that you should set up in the root folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be all set. You should just be sure that all of the files using SSI possess the correct extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and that the links on your website are kept up to date and lead to the already renamed files.