Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to include text from a specified source inside a web page. In the most popular scenario, the text from one file is incorporated in a different one, providing a website the sense that it's dynamic. For instance, in case your website has 10 pages, 5 of them can contain the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. As soon as you change this text file, the updated content will appear on all of the five web pages, which shall let you bring up to date your website much easier than if you had to modify part of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally employed to incorporate the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the website, the current time and date or the visitor's IP address. Every webpage that works by using SSI must have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

All of the Linux shared hosting packages that we offer you support Server Side Includes, so you're able to bring in dynamic components to any static site that you host on our cloud platform. By setting up a clear .htaccess file and entering several lines of code inside, you'll be able to enable SSI for a domain name or a subdomain. The file concerned should be inside the specific folder where you are going to use SSI and you will see the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you don't need any kind of coding knowledge. The 24/7 technical support crew will also be in a position to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you are not sure what to do. You should additionally remember to change the extension of all files that will make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your website point to the proper files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to activate and utilize Server Side Includes with just a couple of clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server packages as the option is available within the cloud platform where your brand-new account will be set up. All you need to do would be to make an empty file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a couple of lines of code in it. You will find the latter inside the Help articles which can be found inside of your account, and that means you do not require any programming abilities - you'll be able to just copy the code in question. All web pages that are going to utilize Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so if you add this function to an existing site, you have to make sure that you bring up to date all of the links on it.