Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to include text from a specified source in a website. In the most popular situation, the text from a file is incorporated in another, giving a website the feeling that it is dynamic. For instance, if your site consists of 10 webpages, 5 of them can include the content of any kind of file, like horoscope.txt. If you change this text file, the new content will appear on all five web pages, which shall enable you to bring up to date your website faster and easier than if you had to update an element of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases used to include the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the site, the present time and date or the visitor's IP address. Any web page that utilizes SSI must have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

All of the Linux shared website hosting packages that we offer support Server Side Includes, so that you can incorporate dynamic elements to any static site that you host on our cloud platform. By creating a blank .htaccess file and adding a couple of lines of code in it, you'll be able to activate SSI for a domain name or a subdomain. The file in question needs to be within the specific folder where you are going to use SSI and you can find the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you don't need any coding practical experience. The 24/7 tech support crew shall also be in a position to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you are not confident how to proceed. You should also make sure to change the extension of all of the files that are going to implement SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your website point to the appropriate files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to enable and make use of Server Side Includes with merely a handful of clicks with any one of our semi-dedicated server packages because the option is available within the cloud platform where your new account shall be configured. All you need to do will be to make an empty file named .htaccess using your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a number of lines of code in it. You can find the latter inside the Help articles that are available within your account, which means you don't need any kind of programming abilities - you can simply just copy and paste the code in question. All pages that will implement Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so in case you incorporate this option to an active website, you need to make sure that you update all the links in there.