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 popular case, the text from one file is included in a different one, giving a site the feeling it is dynamic. For example, if your site is made of 10 webpages, 5 of them can easily include the content of any kind of file, like horoscope.txt. As soon as you alter this text file, the modified content is going to appear on all five webpages, which will enable you to revise your website much easier than if you had to modify a component of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally utilized to contain the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the site, the present time and date or the visitor's IP address. Any webpage that works by using SSI should have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our progressive cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the Linux shared website hosting plan that you choose, it's possible to make use of this feature and make your website a lot more dynamic. All you must do will be to make a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain where you want to use SSI and include a number of lines of code inside it. You will not require any coding skills however, as you're able to basically copy the needed code from our help section, or our tech support team can assist you activate SSI for any specified site. You need to simply customize the extension of the html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to these web pages on the website are correct.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server package with us, you'll be able to activate Server Side Includes with only a few clicks and for every domain or subdomain of your preference. You will find a comprehensive Help article on the subject that you could see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to enable Server Side Includes will be to copy a handful of lines out of 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 ready to go. You need to just make sure that all files implementing SSI possess the appropriate extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, as well as that the links on your website are modified and lead to the already updated files.