Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a specified source within a website. In the most popular situation, the text from one file is incorporated in another, providing a site the sense that it is dynamic. For instance, in case your site has ten pages, five of them can contain the content of some file, such as horoscope.txt. If you modify this text file, the modified content is going to appear on all of the five web pages, which shall enable you to revise 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 employed to include the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the site, the present date and time or the customer's IP address. Every webpage that makes use of SSI must have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

You'll be able to use Server Side Includes with all of the web hosting plans that we offer you and activate it individually for every domain name or subdomain within your hosting account. This can be achieved with an .htaccess file, which needs to be put into the folder where you want to use SSI and you need to enter a few lines of code in that file. You'll find the code within our Knowledgebase area, so you can simply just copy it, as you do not need any coding skills to benefit from all characteristics that our services feature. If you have currently built your website and you would like to employ Server Side Includes later on, you will need to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, otherwise SSI won't work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you get a semi-dedicated server plan through us, you'll be able to activate Server Side Includes with just a few clicks and for any domain or subdomain of your preference. You will find a detailed Help article on the subject that you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to activate Server Side Includes is to copy a handful of lines from the article in an .htaccess file that you ought to make in the root folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be all set. You should simply be sure that all of the files using SSI possess the proper extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, and that the links on your website are kept up to date and lead to the by now renamed files.