Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which enables you to include text from a specified source inside a website. In the most common scenario, the text from a file is included in a second one, giving a website the sense that it is dynamic. For example, in case your site includes 10 webpages, 5 of them can easily have the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. If you ever modify this text file, the updated content will appear on all of the five webpages, which shall allow you to bring up to date your website faster and easier than if you had to update a component of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is at times utilized to incorporate the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the website, the current date and time or the customer's IP address. Every web page that works by using SSI must have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

As our custom made cloud hosting system supports Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to implement this feature with all of the web hosting plans we offer you and incorporate dynamic content to your sites with just a few mouse clicks. SSI is enabled for each particular domain name or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the site folder with just a few lines of code. Of course, you don't need to turn into a developer for that since the needed code may be copied from the Help article that we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you would like to employ this function for your site, it's important to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you have to double-check if all of the links on your website point to the up to date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server plan through us, you will be able to activate Server Side Includes with a few clicks and for any domain name or subdomain that you choose. We've got 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 within an .htaccess file that you ought to create in the root folder of the domain/subdomain and you will be all set. You should just be certain that all of the files utilizing SSI have the right extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, as well as that the links on your website are kept up to date and point to the already renamed files.