Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which lets you incorporate text from a specific source within a website. In the most typical scenario, the text from a file is incorporated in another, providing a site the sense it is dynamic. For instance, if your site includes ten web pages, 5 of them can contain the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. If you change this text file, the modified content will appear on all of the five pages, which will help you update your site faster and easier than if you had to modify part of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases used to incorporate the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the site, the current time and date or the visitor's IP address. Every web page that uses SSI must have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

Since our custom cloud hosting platform supports Server Side Includes on a global level, it will be easy to work with this function with any of the hosting packages that we offer you and incorporate dynamic content to your websites with just a few clicks. SSI can be enabled for every specific domain name or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the site folder with a few lines of code. Naturally, you don't need to turn into a coder for that since the necessary code can be copied from the Help post that we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you'd like to employ this function for your site, you'll want to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all of the links on your website lead to the modified names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you get a semi-dedicated server plan with us, you'll be able to enable Server Side Includes with just a few clicks and for every domain name or subdomain that you pick. We've got an in depth Help article about the subject that you can find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to enable Server Side Includes is to copy a couple of lines out of the article inside an .htaccess file that you should set up in the root folder of the domain/subdomain and you will be all set. You need to simply be sure that all of the files utilizing SSI have the right extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, and that the links on your site are updated and lead to the already updated files.