Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which lets you include text from a specific source inside a web page. In the most widespread scenario, the text from a single file is included in another, giving a website the sense it is dynamic. As an example, in case your site has ten pages, 5 of them can contain the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. In case you modify this text file, the new content is going to appear on all five webpages, which shall let you update your website faster and easier than if you had to update an element of all five pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes employed to contain the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the site, the current date and time or the customer's IP address. Any webpage that utilizes SSI will need to have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

All of the shared website hosting plans we offer you support Server Side Includes, so that you can include dynamic components to any static site that you host on our cloud system. By setting up an empty .htaccess file and typing in some lines of code inside it, you're able to activate SSI for a domain name or perhaps a subdomain. The file concerned needs to be in the specific folder where you are going to use SSI and you can discover the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you do not need any kind of coding expertise. Our 24/7 tech support team will also be capable to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you're not absolutely sure how to proceed. You should also make sure to change the extension of all your files which will make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your website lead to the correct files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to enable and use Server Side Includes with simply a few clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server offers because the option is present in the cloud platform where your account shall be configured. All you have to do would be to create an empty file named .htaccess through your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a number of lines of code in it. You can find the latter in one of the Help articles that are offered inside of your account, so you don't require any programming abilities - it is possible to simply just copy the code in question. All web pages that are going to utilize Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so in case you incorporate this option to an existing website, you must make sure that you bring up to date all the links on it.