Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to include text from a given source inside a web page. In the most typical scenario, the text from a single file is incorporated in another, giving a site the sense that it is dynamic. For instance, in case your site is made of 10 webpages, 5 of them can have the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. As soon as you change this text file, the modified content is going to appear on all of the five web pages, which shall let you bring up to date your website much easier than if you had to change an element of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases used to include the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the site, the current date and time or the visitor's IP address. Any web page that uses SSI will need to have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

All the Linux shared hosting we offer support Server Side Includes, so that you can bring in dynamic elements to your static website which you host on our cloud system. By making a blank .htaccess file and entering several lines of code in it, you are able to activate SSI for a domain or maybe a subdomain. The file in question must be in the specific folder where you will use SSI and you can discover the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you do not need any coding expertise. Our 24/7 tech support staff will also be capable to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you're not certain what to do. You should additionally make sure to modify the extension of all of the files which will utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your site point to the right files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you get a semi-dedicated server plan through our company, you'll be able to activate Server Side Includes with a few mouse clicks and for virtually any domain name or subdomain of your preference. You will find in-depth Help article about the subject that you could see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to enable Server Side Includes will be to copy a number of lines out of the article in an .htaccess file that you should create in the main folder of the domain/subdomain and you will be ready. You need to only ensure that all of the files implementing SSI possess the correct extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and that the links on your website are updated and point to the already updated files.