Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to include text from a specified source within a website. In the most typical scenario, the text from a single file is included in a different one, providing a site the sense that it's dynamic. As an example, in case your site consists of 10 web pages, five of them can easily have the content of any kind of file, like horoscope.txt. If you change this text file, the modified content will appear on all of the five webpages, which shall allow you to bring up to date your site faster and easier than if you had to update an element of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally used to contain the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the website, the present date and time or the customer's IP address. Every webpage that utilizes SSI must have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

Server Side Includes is present on our progressive cloud hosting system, so no matter the Linux cloud website hosting which you select, it will be easy to utilize this function and make your website more dynamic. Everything you need to do is to set up a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain in which you want to use SSI and after that add a number of lines of code in it. You will not require any kind of coding skills however, since you can simply copy the necessary code from the help section, or our tech support team can assist you enable SSI for any specific site. You just have to change the extension of the html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to those pages on the site are accurate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you get a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you will be able to activate Server Side Includes with a couple mouse clicks and for virtually any domain or subdomain that you pick. You will find a thorough Help article about the subject you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to activate Server Side Includes will be to copy a handful of lines from the article within an .htaccess file that you ought to make in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be set. You should just make sure that all of the files implementing SSI possess the proper extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, and also that the links on your site are updated and lead to the by now updated files.