Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which lets you incorporate text from a specific source inside a web page. In the most widespread situation, the text from a single file is integrated in another, providing a site the sense it is dynamic. As an example, in case your website comprises of ten pages, 5 of them can include the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. Once you alter this text file, the updated content will come up on all of the five pages, which will let you update your website faster and easier than if you had to update an element of all five 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 displayed on the site, the present date and time or the visitor's IP address. Every webpage that uses SSI should have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

It will be easy to use Server Side Includes with all shared web hosting plans that we provide and activate it independently for each and every domain or subdomain inside of your hosting account. This can be accomplished when using an .htaccess file, which should be positiioned in the folder where you want to use SSI and you need to enter a couple of lines of code in that file. You'll find the code in our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to simply just copy and paste it, as you don't need any programming skills to take advantage of all capabilities that our solutions feature. In case you have already built your website and you would like to use Server Side Includes afterwards, you must ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, otherwise SSI won't work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server package with us, you will be able to activate Server Side Includes with a few clicks and for every domain name or subdomain that you pick. You will find a comprehensive Help article on the subject you can find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to enable Server Side Includes will be to copy a couple of lines out of the article within an .htaccess file that you need to set up in the root folder of the domain name/subdomain and you will be good to go. You should just ensure that all of the files using SSI possess the proper extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, as well as that the links on your site are kept up to date and lead to the by now updated files.