Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to include text from a given source within a web page. In the most common situation, the text from a single file is integrated in a second one, giving a website the feeling that it's dynamic. As an example, in case your site consists of ten webpages, 5 of them can easily include the content of some file, such as horoscope.txt. If you alter this text file, the updated content will come up on all of the five web pages, which will allow you to bring up to date your website much easier than if you had to update part of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases utilized to incorporate the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the website, the present time and date or the visitor's IP address. Every web page that employs SSI will need to have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

It is possible to use Server Side Includes with all of the cloud hosting packages we provide and enable it independently for every single domain name or subdomain within your hosting account. This can be accomplished with an .htaccess file, which needs to be placed in the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you need to type in a few lines of code in that file. You will find the code inside our Knowledgebase area, so you can simply copy and paste it, since you do not need any programming skills to benefit from all of the functions that our solutions incorporate. In case you have already built your website and you wish to employ Server Side Includes later, you must make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, or else SSI will not work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you get a semi-dedicated server plan through us, it will be easy to enable Server Side Includes with just a few clicks and for every domain name or subdomain that you choose. We've got a detailed Help article about 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 couple of lines from the article in an .htaccess file that you need to set up in the root folder of the domain/subdomain and you'll be all set to go. You should just be sure that all files implementing SSI have the proper extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and also that the links on your website are kept up to date and point to the already renamed files.