Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which lets you include text from a specific source within a website. In the most popular situation, the text from a file is incorporated in another, giving a website the feeling that it's dynamic. For example, in case your site comprises of 10 web pages, 5 of them can have the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. If you change this text file, the new content is going to appear on all five web pages, which shall let you bring up to date your site faster and easier than if you had to update a part of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally used to incorporate the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the website, the current time and date or the visitor's IP address. Every webpage that uses SSI should have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

All of the hosting we offer support Server Side Includes, so that you can incorporate dynamic elements to any static site that you host on our cloud system. By creating a blank .htaccess file and typing in several lines of code inside, you are able to enable SSI for a domain or a subdomain. The file concerned should be in the exact folder where you will use SSI you'll be able to get the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you do not need any coding practical experience. The 24/7 technical support crew shall also be able to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you aren't confident how to proceed. You should additionally remember to modify the extension of all of the files that are going to make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your website lead to the proper files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server plan through our company, it is possible to activate Server Side Includes with only a few mouse clicks and for any domain name or subdomain of your choosing. We've got a detailed 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 from the article inside an .htaccess file that you need to create in the root folder of the domain/subdomain and you'll be all set. You should simply make certain that all files making use of SSI have the correct extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, and also that the links on your site are kept up to date and point to the already renamed files.