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 widespread case, the text from a single file is incorporated in another, giving a site the sense that it's dynamic. For example, if your website is made of ten webpages, 5 of them can include the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. If you change this text file, the new content will come up on all five pages, which will enable you to update your site faster and easier than if you had to update part of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases employed to incorporate the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the site, the current time and date or the customer's IP address. Any web page that utilizes SSI will need to have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

All of the web hosting plans that we offer you support Server Side Includes, so you can include dynamic elements to your static website that you host on our cloud system. By making an empty .htaccess file and adding some lines of code within it, you're able to activate SSI for a domain name or perhaps a subdomain. The file concerned should be inside the specific folder where you are going to use SSI and you can also discover the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you do not need any kind of coding experience. Our 24/7 technical support crew will also be able to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you're not absolutely sure what to do. You should furthermore remember to change the extension of all of the files that will make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your website point to the appropriate files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to activate and employ Server Side Includes with a handful of clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server offers because the feature is featured in the cloud platform where your account shall be configured. All you have to do is to create a blank file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a handful of lines of code in it. You'll find the latter within the Help articles that are available within your account, which means you have no need for any kind of programming abilities - you can simply just copy and paste the code in question. All pages that are going to implement Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so if you incorporate this function to an active website, you must make sure that you update all of the links on it.