Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a specified source inside a website. In the most typical case, the text from a file is integrated in a second one, providing a website the sense that it's dynamic. For instance, in case your website has ten pages, five of them can easily include the content of some file, such as horoscope.txt. As soon as you change this text file, the new content will come up on all of the five pages, which will enable you to update your site much easier than if you had to change a component of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases employed to incorporate the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the site, the present date and time or the visitor's IP address. Any web page that employs SSI should have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

Server Side Includes is available on our progressive cloud hosting platform, so no matter the Linux cloud package which you select, it will be easy to use this function and make your website more dynamic. Everything you have to do will be to set up a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you wish to use SSI and then add a number of lines of code inside. You simply won't need any kind of coding skills however, as you can basically copy the needed code from our help section, or our tech support team can assist you enable SSI for any specified website. You just need to change the extension of any html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to those pages on the website are accurate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you get a semi-dedicated server plan with our company, you will be able to activate Server Side Includes with a couple of mouse clicks and for every domain name or subdomain that you choose. You will find a detailed 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 out of the article inside an .htaccess file that you need to make in the root folder of the domain name/subdomain and you will be all set to go. You should simply make sure that all files implementing SSI possess the proper extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, as well as that the links on your website are updated and lead to the by now updated files.