Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which lets you include text from a specific source within a web page. In the most widespread scenario, the text from a file is integrated in a second one, giving a site the sense that it's dynamic. For example, in case your site is made of 10 pages, five of them can have the content of some file, such as horoscope.txt. Once you change this text file, the modified content will appear on all five pages, which shall help you update your website much easier than if you had to modify part of all five pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes employed to include the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the site, the present date and time or the visitor's IP address. Every webpage that makes use of SSI must have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

All of the web hosting plans that we provide support Server Side Includes, so you're able to bring in dynamic components to any static site which you host on our cloud system. By creating an empty .htaccess file and typing in some lines of code within it, you are able to activate SSI for a domain name or a subdomain. The file involved should be in the exact folder where you are going to use SSI you'll be able to get the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you don't need any kind of coding experience. The 24/7 tech support staff shall also be capable to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you're not confident how to proceed. You should also make sure to change the extension of all files that are going to implement SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your site point to the proper files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will be possible to activate and employ Server Side Includes with simply a handful of mouse clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server plans as the option is featured in the cloud platform where your new account shall be configured. All you have to do will be to make an empty file named .htaccess from your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a few lines of code in it. You'll find the latter in one of the Help articles that can be found as part of your account, so you have no need for any kind of programming knowledge - it is possible to simply just copy the code in question. All web pages that are going to utilize Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so if you incorporate this option to an active site, you should make sure that you change all the links in there.