Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a given source in a website. In the most common scenario, the text from a single file is included in a second one, providing a website the sense that it is dynamic. For instance, in case your website comprises of ten webpages, 5 of them can easily contain the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. As soon as you modify this text file, the updated content is going to appear on all of the five pages, which shall enable you to update your site faster and easier than if you had to change a component of all five pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes utilized to incorporate the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the site, the current time and date or the customer's IP address. Every web page that makes use of SSI must have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

All shared hosting that we offer support Server Side Includes, so that you can add dynamic elements to any static website which you host on our cloud system. By setting up a blank .htaccess file and entering a few lines of code within it, you can activate SSI for a domain name or maybe a subdomain. The file concerned must be in the exact folder where you will make use of SSI and you will get the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you do not need any kind of coding knowledge. The 24/7 tech support crew shall also be capable to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you are not sure how to proceed. You should also remember to change the extension of all files that are going to implement SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your site point to the proper files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you get a semi-dedicated server package through us, you'll be able to enable Server Side Includes with a few clicks and for virtually any domain name or subdomain of your choosing. We've got a detailed Help article on the subject you can find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to enable Server Side Includes is to copy a handful of lines out of the article within an .htaccess file that you ought to create in the main folder of the domain/subdomain and you will be all set. You should simply be sure that all of the files implementing SSI possess the appropriate extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, and that the links on your website are updated and lead to the already updated files.