Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a given source within a web page. In the most common case, the text from one file is integrated in a second one, giving a website the sense that it is dynamic. For instance, if your site comprises of 10 pages, 5 of them can include the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. If you alter this text file, the updated content will appear on all five webpages, which shall permit you to update your site much easier than if you had to update a component of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes employed to include the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the website, the current date and time or the customer's IP address. Any webpage that works by using SSI must have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

Since our custom made cloud hosting platform offers Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to to use this feature with all of the hosting packages that we have and add in dynamic content to your websites with a couple of mouse clicks. SSI is enabled for each particular domain or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the website folder with only a few lines of code. Naturally, you don't need to turn into a developer for that as the needed code may be copied from the Help post that we have about Server Side Includes. If you wish to utilize this feature for your website, you have to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you have to double-check if all of the links on your website lead to the up to date names.

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 just a few mouse clicks and for every domain name or subdomain of your preference. We have a thorough Help article about the subject that you could see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to enable Server Side Includes is to copy a handful of lines from the article within an .htaccess file that you ought to create in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be ready. You need to simply ensure that all of the files utilizing SSI have the correct extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and also that the links on your website are kept up to date and point to the by now updated files.