Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to include text from a specified source within a web page. In the most widespread situation, the text from a single file is incorporated in a second one, giving a website the feeling that it's dynamic. For example, if your website includes ten webpages, 5 of them can easily contain the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. In case you modify this text file, the updated content is going to appear on all five webpages, which shall help you revise your site much easier than if you had to change a component of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes used to contain the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the site, the present date and time or the visitor's IP address. Any web page that utilizes SSI must have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

All the cloud web hosting plans we provide support Server Side Includes, so you're able to include dynamic components to any static site that you host on our cloud platform. By making a clear .htaccess file and adding several lines of code inside, you can activate SSI for a domain name or maybe a subdomain. The file in question needs to be within the particular folder where you will make use of SSI and you'll discover the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you do not need any coding expertise. Our 24/7 tech support crew shall also be able to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you aren't sure how to proceed. You should additionally remember to modify the extension of all your files which will utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain 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 package with us, you'll be able to enable Server Side Includes with a couple of mouse clicks and for virtually any domain name or subdomain of your preference. We have in-depth 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 number of lines from the article inside an .htaccess file that you should create in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you will be all set. You should only make certain that all files utilizing SSI have the appropriate extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and that the links on your site are modified and point to the by now updated files.