Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which lets you include text from a given source inside a web page. In the most widespread case, the text from a file is incorporated in another, providing a site the feeling that it's dynamic. For instance, if your website is made of ten webpages, five of them can have the content of some file, like horoscope.txt. If you ever change this text file, the new content will appear on all of the five pages, which shall allow you to update your site faster and easier than if you had to modify part of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes employed to include the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the site, the current date and time or the customer's IP address. Every web page that uses SSI must have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our progressive cloud hosting system, so regardless of the website hosting plan which you choose, you will be able to utilize this feature and make your site a lot more dynamic. All you will have to do is going to be create a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you wish to use SSI and after that include a few lines of code inside it. You simply won't need any kind of coding skills though, as you can just copy the necessary code from our help section, or our tech support team can help you enable SSI for a specified website. You just need to change the extension of any html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to these pages on the site are correct.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server package through us, you will be able to activate Server Side Includes with just a few clicks and for virtually any domain or subdomain of your choosing. We have a thorough Help article about the subject that you can 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 within an .htaccess file that you need to create in the main folder of the domain/subdomain and you will be all set. You need to only ensure that all of the files utilizing SSI possess the proper extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, as well as that the links on your site are kept up to date and lead to the by now renamed files.