Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a specific source inside a web page. In the most common scenario, the text from a single file is incorporated in a second one, giving a site the sense that it is dynamic. As an example, if your website has 10 pages, 5 of them can have the content of some file, such as horoscope.txt. Any time you change this text file, the new content is going to appear on all five web pages, which shall permit you to update your site much easier than if you had to change part of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally employed to include the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the site, the current date and time or the visitor's IP address. Every webpage that makes use of SSI must have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

Server Side Includes is featured on our innovative cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the shared web hosting that you select, it will be possible to make use of this function making your site much more dynamic. All you will need to do is to create a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain in which you want to use SSI and then add a couple of lines of code in it. You simply won't need any kind of coding skills though, as you can basically copy the necessary code from our help section, or our technical support can assist you to enable SSI for any given website. You need to simply change the extension of any html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to those webpages on the site are accurate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you get a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you'll be able to enable Server Side Includes with just a few mouse clicks and for virtually any domain or subdomain of your choosing. We've got a detailed Help article on the subject that you can find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to enable Server Side Includes is to copy a number 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 all set to go. You need to just be certain that all of the files implementing SSI possess the correct extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and that the links on your site are kept up to date and lead to the already renamed files.