Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which lets you include text from a given source in a website. In the most typical case, the text from a file is included in another, providing a website the sense it is dynamic. For example, if your site has ten pages, five of them can easily have the content of any kind of file, like horoscope.txt. If you ever change this text file, the new content will come up on all five webpages, which shall permit you to revise your site faster and easier than if you had to update an element of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is at times utilized to contain the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the site, the current time and date or the customer's IP address. Any web page that works by using SSI must have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

All cloud website hosting plans we provide support Server Side Includes, so you can include dynamic components to your static site that you host on our cloud system. By making a clear .htaccess file and typing in a couple of lines of code in it, you'll be able to enable SSI for a domain name or perhaps a subdomain. The file involved needs to be within the specific folder where you will use SSI and you can find the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you do not need any coding experience. The 24/7 tech support team shall also be in a position to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you aren't certain how to proceed. You should furthermore make sure to change the extension of all your files which will utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your website point to the right files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server package with our company, it will be easy to activate Server Side Includes with a couple mouse clicks and for any domain name or subdomain of your preference. We have in-depth Help article about the subject that you could see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to enable Server Side Includes will be to copy a handful of lines from the article inside an .htaccess file that you need to create in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be all set. You need to only be sure that all of the files making use of SSI possess the proper extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, and that the links on your website are updated and point to the already renamed files.