Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a specific source in a website. In the most popular situation, the text from one file is incorporated in a different one, giving a website the sense that it is dynamic. As an example, in case your site includes 10 pages, five of them can contain the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. If you alter this text file, the new content will appear on all five pages, which shall help you revise your website faster and easier than if you had to change a part of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases used to incorporate the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the site, the present date and time or the customer's IP address. Every webpage that employs SSI will need to have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

Server Side Includes is present on our progressive cloud hosting platform, so whatever the Linux cloud website hosting that you pick, you will be able to make use of this feature and make your site much more dynamic. All that you need to do is going to be set up a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain where you wish to use SSI and after that add a couple of lines of code inside it. You will not need any kind of coding skills however, as you're able to simply copy the necessary code from the help section, or our technical support can assist you enable SSI for any specified site. You need to simply customize the extension of any html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to these webpages on the website are correct.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you get a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you will be able to activate Server Side Includes with a couple clicks and for virtually any domain name or subdomain that you pick. We have a comprehensive Help article on the subject you could see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to activate Server Side Includes is to copy a handful of lines from the article inside an .htaccess file that you need to create in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be set. You need to simply ensure that all of the files making use of SSI have the appropriate extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, and also that the links on your website are modified and lead to the already updated files.