Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a specified source inside a web page. In the most common scenario, the text from a file is integrated in another, giving a website the sense it is dynamic. For example, if your website involves 10 webpages, 5 of them can easily have the content of some file, such as horoscope.txt. If you alter this text file, the modified content will appear on all five pages, which will help you update your site much easier than if you had to modify part of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is at times utilized to incorporate the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the website, the present time and date or the customer's IP address. Any webpage that employs SSI should have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

Server Side Includes is featured on our innovative cloud hosting system, so regardless of the Linux shared hosting that you select, you will be able to make use of this function making your site much more dynamic. Everything you will need to do is going to be create a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain in which you wish to use SSI and include a number of lines of code inside. You simply won't require any coding skills though, as you're able simply copy the needed code from our help section, or our tech support team can assist you to activate SSI for any given site. You just need to modify the extension of any html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to these webpages on the website are correct.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you get a semi-dedicated server package with us, you'll be able to activate Server Side Includes with just a few clicks and for any domain or subdomain that you choose. We've got a thorough Help article about the subject you can find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to activate Server Side Includes will be to copy a handful of lines out of the article in an .htaccess file that you need to make in the main folder of the domain/subdomain and you will be ready to go. You need to only ensure that all files implementing SSI possess the proper extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, as well as that the links on your site are kept up to date and point to the already updated files.