Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which enables you to include text from a specified source within a web page. In the most widespread situation, the text from one file is included in a second one, giving a website the sense that it is dynamic. For example, in case your website consists of 10 pages, 5 of them can easily contain the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. If you ever alter this text file, the updated content is going to appear on all of the five webpages, which shall allow you to bring up to date your site much easier than if you had to change a component of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases utilized to contain the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the website, the present date and time or the customer's IP address. Every webpage that works by using SSI should have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

All the shared hosting packages we offer you support Server Side Includes, so you're able to add dynamic elements to your static site which you host on our cloud system. By making a clear .htaccess file and adding a few lines of code inside it, you're able to enable SSI for a domain name or perhaps a subdomain. The file involved should be within the particular folder where you will use SSI and you can get the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you don't need any kind of coding experience. The 24/7 tech support staff will also be in a position to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you are not sure what to do. You should furthermore remember to change the extension of all of the files that will make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your website lead to the appropriate files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It is possible to enable and employ Server Side Includes with only a handful of clicks with any one of the semi-dedicated server plans as the option is featured on the cloud platform where your new account shall be set up. All you need to do is to make an empty file named .htaccess from your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a couple of lines of code in it. You can find the latter inside the Help articles that are available as part of your account, which means you don't need any programming expertise - you are able to simply just copy and paste the code in question. All pages that are going to utilize Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so if you add this function to an existing site, you need to make sure that you bring up to date all of the links on it.