Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a given source in a website. In the most common situation, the text from a single file is integrated in another, providing a site the feeling that it's dynamic. For instance, if your site is made of ten web pages, 5 of them can contain the content of some file, such as horoscope.txt. As soon as you change this text file, the modified content will appear on all of the five webpages, which shall help you update your website faster and easier than if you had to modify a part of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases employed to contain the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the website, the current time and date or the visitor's IP address. Every webpage that makes use of SSI must have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

Server Side Includes is available on our innovative cloud hosting platform, so no matter the Linux cloud hosting package that you select, you will be able to utilize this function making your site more dynamic. All that you have to do will be to create a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain where you would like to use SSI and after that add a couple of lines of code inside it. You simply won't require any coding skills though, since you can basically copy the needed code from the help section, or our technical support can assist you activate SSI for a specific website. You just have to change the extension of any html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to those pages on the site are appropriate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you get a semi-dedicated server plan with our company, you'll be able to enable Server Side Includes with just a few clicks and for virtually any domain or subdomain of your choice. We've got an in depth Help article about the subject that you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to activate Server Side Includes is to copy a handful of lines from the article in an .htaccess file that you ought to make in the root folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be ready. You should only be certain that all of the files utilizing SSI have the appropriate extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and also that the links on your website are updated and lead to the by now updated files.