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 popular scenario, the text from a file is integrated in a different one, providing a site the feeling that it's dynamic. As an example, if your website has 10 web pages, 5 of them can have the content of some file, like horoscope.txt. If you change this text file, the new content will appear on all five webpages, which will allow you to revise your website faster and easier than if you had to change a component of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases utilized to contain the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the site, the present time and date or the customer's IP address. Any web page that uses SSI will need to have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

All the website hosting we offer support Server Side Includes, so that you can include dynamic components to any static site that you host on our cloud system. By creating an empty .htaccess file and entering several lines of code inside, you can enable SSI for a domain or a subdomain. The file in question should be in the specific folder where you will use SSI and you can find the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you don't need any coding expertise. Our 24/7 tech support crew shall also be capable to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you are not certain how to proceed. You should additionally make sure to change the extension of all of the files that are going to use SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your website lead to the appropriate files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to enable and use Server Side Includes with a few clicks with any one of our semi-dedicated server plans since the option is available in the cloud platform where your new account shall be configured. All you need to do would be to create an empty file named .htaccess from your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a couple of lines of code in it. You can find the latter in one of the Help articles available in your account, and that means you have no need for any programming capabilities - you're able to simply copy the code in question. All webpages that will utilize Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so if you add in this function to an existing site, you have to make sure that you bring up to date all of the links in there.