Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a specified source in a website. In the most typical situation, the text from one file is incorporated in a second one, giving a site the feeling it is dynamic. For example, if your website includes 10 pages, five of them can have the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. As soon as you alter this text file, the new content will come up on all of the five pages, which shall let you update your website faster and easier than if you had to update a part of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally utilized to contain the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the website, the present date and time or the customer's IP address. Any web page that uses SSI must have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

All hosting plans we provide support Server Side Includes, so you're able to incorporate dynamic components to your static site which you host on our cloud system. By creating an empty .htaccess file and entering a few lines of code in it, you can enable SSI for a domain name or maybe a subdomain. The file concerned needs to be in the particular folder where you will use SSI you'll be able to find the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you do not need any coding knowledge. Our 24/7 tech support team will also be capable to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you are not certain what to do. You should furthermore make sure to modify the extension of all your files that are going to use SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your site point to the correct files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server plan through us, it will be easy to enable Server Side Includes with a few mouse clicks and for any domain or subdomain that you choose. You will find a detailed Help article on the subject that you can see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to enable Server Side Includes will be to copy a couple of lines from the article within an .htaccess file that you need to set up in the root folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be ready to go. You should only ensure that all of the files making use of SSI possess the accurate extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, and also that the links on your website are kept up to date and lead to the already renamed files.