Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which lets you include text from a given source within a web page. In the most widespread case, the text from one file is included in a different one, providing a site the feeling that it's dynamic. For instance, in case your site features ten webpages, five of them can easily include the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. As soon as you modify this text file, the new content will appear on all five webpages, which shall help you update your site much easier than if you had to modify part of all five pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases utilized to include the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the site, the present time and date or the visitor's IP address. Every web page that makes use of SSI should have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

You'll be able to use Server Side Includes with all of the web hosting packages we offer you and activate it separately for every single domain name or subdomain in your own hosting account. You can do this with an .htaccess file, which should be put into the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you have to type in a few lines of code in that file. You'll find the code inside our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to simply copy it, as you do not need any coding knowledge to benefit from all of the characteristics that our solutions include. If you have already built your site and you want to employ Server Side Includes later, you will need to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, or else SSI will not work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you get a semi-dedicated server package from us, it is possible to activate Server Side Includes with just a few mouse clicks and for any domain name or subdomain that you choose. You will find a thorough Help article on the subject that you can see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to enable Server Side Includes is to copy a handful of lines from the article inside an .htaccess file that you ought to create in the main folder of the domain/subdomain and you will be all set to go. You need to just make sure that all files implementing SSI possess the accurate extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, as well as that the links on your site are updated and lead to the by now updated files.