Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which lets you include text from a specific source inside a website. In the most widespread situation, the text from a file is integrated in a second one, giving a website the sense it is dynamic. For instance, if your site is comprised of 10 webpages, five of them can contain the content of any kind of file, like horoscope.txt. As soon as you alter this text file, the modified content will come up on all five webpages, which shall help you revise your website faster and easier than if you had to update part of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases employed to contain the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the website, the current time and date or the customer's IP address. Every webpage that utilizes SSI must have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

All Linux hosting packages that we offer support Server Side Includes, so you're able to include dynamic components to any static site which you host on our cloud system. By creating a blank .htaccess file and entering some lines of code within it, you are able to enable SSI for a domain name or maybe a subdomain. The file in question must be in the specific folder where you are going to use SSI you'll be able to discover the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you do not need any kind of coding expertise. The 24/7 tech support crew shall also be able to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you are not absolutely sure how to proceed. You should also make sure to modify the extension of all your files which will make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your website point to the correct files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you get a semi-dedicated server plan through our company, you'll be able to activate Server Side Includes with a couple clicks and for every domain or subdomain of your choice. We have in-depth Help article on the subject that you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to enable Server Side Includes will be to copy a handful of lines out of the article within an .htaccess file that you ought to set up in the root folder of the domain name/subdomain and you will be all set. You should just ensure that all files implementing SSI possess the accurate extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and also that the links on your website are modified and point to the already renamed files.