Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which enables you to include text from a specified source inside a website. In the most common scenario, the text from one file is included in a different one, providing a website the feeling that it is dynamic. For example, in case your site involves ten pages, 5 of them can have the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. In case you alter this text file, the updated content will come up on all five web pages, which will permit you to update your website faster and easier than if you had to modify a part of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes utilized to contain the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the website, the current time and date or the visitor's IP address. Every web page that works by using SSI will need to have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

As our custom cloud hosting platform supports Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able make use of this feature with all of the hosting plans that we have and bring dynamic content to your websites with a couple of clicks. SSI is activated for every particular domain or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the website folder with just a few lines of code. Of course, you do not have to be a coder for that because the needed code may be copied from the Help article we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you would like to utilize this function for your website, it's important to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you have to double-check if all links on your website point to the up to date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you get a semi-dedicated server plan through our company, you'll be able to enable Server Side Includes with just a few mouse clicks and for any domain or subdomain that you pick. We've got a detailed Help article on the subject you can see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to activate Server Side Includes is to copy a couple of lines from the article within an .htaccess file that you ought to set up in the root folder of the domain/subdomain and you'll be set. You need to only ensure that all files implementing SSI possess the correct extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, as well as that the links on your website are modified and point to the already renamed files.