Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a given source within a website. In the most typical situation, the text from a single file is integrated in a second one, giving a website the sense it is dynamic. For instance, in case your website comprises of 10 pages, 5 of them can have the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. In case you alter this text file, the updated content will appear on all five webpages, which will permit you to bring up to date your site much easier than if you had to change part of all five pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes used to contain the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the website, the present time and date or the visitor's IP address. Every web page that employs SSI will need to have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

All Linux cloud website hosting that we offer you support Server Side Includes, so you can include dynamic elements to your static website which you host on our cloud platform. By creating a clear .htaccess file and entering several lines of code inside it, you can enable SSI for a domain name or a subdomain. The file concerned must be within the specific folder where you will make use of SSI and you can also see the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you don't need any coding expertise. Our 24/7 tech support team will also be capable to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you aren't certain what to do. You should additionally remember to change the extension of all of the files that will implement SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your site lead to the correct files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It is possible to activate and utilize Server Side Includes with only a handful of clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server packages because the feature is featured on the cloud platform where your account shall be set up. All you need to do would be to set up a blank file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a handful of lines of code in it. You can find the latter inside the Help articles that are available within your account, which means you have no need for any programming expertise - you're able to simply copy and paste the code in question. All pages that are going to make use of Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so if you add this function to an existing website, you have to make sure that you bring up to date all of the links in there.