Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which enables you to include text from a specific source within a web page. In the most popular situation, the text from a single file is included in another, giving a site the feeling it is dynamic. For instance, in case your website has 10 pages, 5 of them can easily include the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. Any time you modify this text file, the updated content will appear on all five webpages, which will help you bring up to date your site faster and easier than if you had to modify a component of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally employed to include the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the website, the present date and time or the customer's IP address. Any webpage that employs SSI will need to have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

As our customized cloud hosting system features Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to to work with this feature with all of the shared hosting packages that we offer you and add in dynamic content to your sites with only a few mouse clicks. SSI is activated for every individual domain or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the site folder with just a few lines of code. Of course, you don't have to be a coder for that because the needed code can be copied from the Help post that we have about Server Side Includes. If you would like to employ this feature for your website, it's important to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all of the links on your website point to the up-to-date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you get a semi-dedicated server package through us, it will be easy to activate Server Side Includes with only a few clicks and for every domain or subdomain that you choose. We've got a detailed Help article about the subject that you can find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to enable Server Side Includes is to copy a couple of lines from the article in an .htaccess file that you ought to make in the root folder of the domain/subdomain and you will be all set. You should just make sure that all files utilizing SSI have the appropriate extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and also that the links on your site are kept up to date and point to the already renamed files.