Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which lets you incorporate text from a given source within a web page. In the most widespread situation, the text from one file is incorporated in a second one, providing a website the feeling that it is dynamic. For instance, in case your site is comprised of 10 webpages, 5 of them can have the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. Any time you modify this text file, the new content is going to appear on all of the five webpages, which shall help you revise your website much easier than if you had to update a part of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes employed to contain the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the website, the present date and time or the visitor's IP address. Any web page that makes use of SSI will need to have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

Since our customized cloud hosting platform offers Server Side Includes on a global level, it will be possible to make use of this feature with any of the hosting packages that we feature and add dynamic content to your websites with only a few mouse clicks. SSI is activated for every individual domain or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the website folder with a couple of lines of code. Certainly, you do not have to turn into a programmer for that since the necessary code may be copied from the Help article that we have about Server Side Includes. If you'd like to employ this feature for your website, you need to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all of the links on your site lead to the updated names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you get a semi-dedicated server plan through us, you will be able to enable Server Side Includes with a couple clicks and for virtually any domain or subdomain of your choice. We've got an in depth Help article on the subject you could see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to activate Server Side Includes will be to copy a handful of lines from the article within an .htaccess file that you should create in the root folder of the domain/subdomain and you will be all set. You need to only be sure that all files implementing SSI possess the right extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, and also that the links on your website are modified and point to the already updated files.