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 common case, the text from a single file is included in another, providing a website the sense it is dynamic. As an example, in case your site is comprised of ten webpages, five of them can contain the content of some file, such as horoscope.txt. Once you modify this text file, the modified content will appear on all five webpages, which will enable you to update your website much easier than if you had to modify a component of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is at times employed to contain 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. Every webpage that makes use of SSI should have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

All Linux web hosting we offer support Server Side Includes, so that you can bring in dynamic elements to any static website which you host on our cloud system. By making an empty .htaccess file and adding a few lines of code inside it, you are able to activate SSI for a domain or a subdomain. The file involved should be within the specific folder where you are going to use SSI and you can also see the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you don't need any kind of coding knowledge. Our 24/7 technical support staff shall also be able to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you are not sure what to do. You should furthermore make sure to change the extension of all of the files that are going to implement SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your site lead to the correct files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to activate and use Server Side Includes with only a couple of mouse clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server packages as the feature is featured on the cloud platform where your brand-new account will be set up. All you have to do will be to set up a blank file named .htaccess using your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a few lines of code inside. You can find the latter inside the Help articles accessible in your account, which means you have no need for any programming skills - you'll be able to just copy the code in question. All web pages that are going to make use of Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so if you add in this feature to an existing site, you should make sure that you change all the links on it.