Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a specified source within a web page. In the most typical situation, the text from a single file is incorporated in a second one, giving a website the sense that it is dynamic. For example, if your site comprises of 10 web pages, 5 of them can contain the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. If you alter this text file, the updated content is going to appear on all five webpages, which shall help you update your website faster and easier than if you had to update an element of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is at times employed to incorporate the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the site, the present date and time or the customer's IP address. Any web page that employs SSI should have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

As our customized cloud hosting platform supports Server Side Includes on a global level, it will be possible to work with this function with all of the web hosting packages we have and bring dynamic content to your websites with a few mouse clicks. SSI can be activated for each particular domain name or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the site folder with a couple of lines of code. Certainly, you do not have to be a developer for that since the needed code can be copied from the Help article that we have related to Server Side Includes. If you'd like to employ this feature for your website, you must rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you will have to double-check if all links on your site point to the up-to-date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you get a semi-dedicated server package with us, it is possible to enable Server Side Includes with only a few clicks and for every domain name or subdomain of your preference. We've got an in depth Help article on the subject you can see 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 create in the root folder of the domain/subdomain and you'll be all set to go. You should just make certain that all of the files making use of SSI possess the accurate extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, and also that the links on your site are updated and point to the by now renamed files.