Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to include text from a given source within a web page. In the most widespread situation, the text from a single file is incorporated in a second one, giving a site the sense that it is dynamic. As an example, in case your website comprises of 10 webpages, five of them can easily include the content of some file, like horoscope.txt. Once you change this text file, the modified content will come up on all of the five webpages, which shall help you revise your site faster and easier than if you had to update part of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is at times employed to include the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the site, the current date and time or the visitor's IP address. Every webpage that uses SSI will need to have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

Server Side Includes is featured on our progressive cloud hosting system, so no matter the Linux shared website hosting package that you select, it will be easy to use this feature and make your website more dynamic. Everything you need to do will be to make a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain where you wish to use SSI and then include a couple of lines of code in it. You'll not need any coding skills though, as you're able basically copy the necessary code from the help section, or our tech support team can help you enable SSI for a specific site. You just need to change the extension of any html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to these pages on the website are accurate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you get a semi-dedicated server plan through our company, you'll be able to enable Server Side Includes with only a few mouse clicks and for virtually any domain or subdomain of your preference. We've got an in depth Help article on the subject you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to enable Server Side Includes will be to copy a couple of lines from the article in an .htaccess file that you need to create in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you will be good to go. You need to only make certain that all files making use of SSI possess the right extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, as well as that the links on your site are kept up to date and point to the by now renamed files.