Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a given source within a web page. In the most widespread scenario, the text from one file is included in a different one, giving a site the feeling that it's dynamic. For instance, in case your website is made of ten pages, five of them can easily include the content of some file, like horoscope.txt. As soon as you modify this text file, the updated content is going to appear on all five webpages, which shall allow you to revise your website faster and easier than if you had to modify a component of all five pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes employed to include the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the site, the present time and date or the visitor's IP address. Any webpage that makes use of SSI must have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

Since our unique cloud hosting system features Server Side Includes on a global level, you will be able to use this function with all of the website hosting packages we have and add in dynamic content to your sites with a couple of clicks. SSI can be activated for each specific domain or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the site folder with a couple of lines of code. Of course, you don't have to be a programmer for that as the necessary code may be copied from the Help article that we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you wish to utilize this feature for your site, you need to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you will have to double-check if all links on your site point to the updated names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you get a semi-dedicated server package from us, you will be able to enable Server Side Includes with a couple of clicks and for any domain or subdomain that you choose. We've got an in depth Help article on the subject you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to activate Server Side Includes will be to copy a handful of lines from the article inside an .htaccess file that you ought to make in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be ready. You should only be sure that all files implementing SSI have the correct extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and that the links on your site are kept up to date and lead to the by now updated files.