Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which lets you include text from a given source inside a website. In the most common situation, the text from a file is included in a different one, giving a site the sense it is dynamic. As an example, if your website includes ten pages, five of them can easily have the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. In case you alter this text file, the new content will come up on all of the five webpages, which will help you bring up to date your website much easier than if you had to update a part of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes employed to contain the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the site, the present date and time or the visitor's IP address. Every webpage that employs SSI must have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

All the cloud hosting plans that we offer you support Server Side Includes, so you can include dynamic elements to any static website that you host on our cloud platform. By making a blank .htaccess file and typing in a few lines of code inside it, you'll be able to activate SSI for a domain name or perhaps a subdomain. The file involved should be in the particular folder where you are going to use SSI and you can also get the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you do not need any kind of coding experience. The 24/7 tech support team will also be capable to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you aren't certain what to do. You should furthermore make sure to change the extension of all of the files that will make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your site point to the right files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to enable and make use of Server Side Includes with merely a couple of clicks with any one of our semi-dedicated server offers because the option is present within the cloud platform where your account will be configured. All you need to do is to set up a blank file named .htaccess through your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a few lines of code in it. You can find the latter in one of the Help articles available as part of your account, which means you have no need for any programming skills - it is possible to simply just copy and paste the code in question. All webpages that will use Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so in case you incorporate this feature to an existing site, you need to make sure that you bring up to date all the links in there.