Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which lets you include text from a given source in a website. In the most common situation, the text from a file is integrated in a second one, giving a site the feeling it is dynamic. As an example, if your website includes 10 pages, five of them can have the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. Once you modify this text file, the updated content is going to appear on all of the five webpages, which will help you bring up to date your site faster and easier than if you had to modify a component of all five 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 shown on the website, the current time and date or the customer's IP address. Every webpage that makes use of SSI must have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

All Linux shared web hosting services that we provide support Server Side Includes, so that you can include dynamic components to any static site that you host on our cloud platform. By making an empty .htaccess file and entering several lines of code inside, you are able to activate SSI for a domain or a subdomain. The file concerned needs to be inside the particular folder where you will make use of SSI and you will get the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you don't need any coding practical experience. Our 24/7 technical support team shall also be capable to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you are not confident what to do. You should also make sure to change the extension of all of the files which will implement SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your website lead to the right files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you get a semi-dedicated server plan with us, you'll be able to activate Server Side Includes with only a few clicks and for virtually any domain or subdomain of your preference. You will find a comprehensive Help article about the subject you could see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to enable Server Side Includes will be to copy a number of lines out of the article in an .htaccess file that you should make in the root folder of the domain/subdomain and you'll be all set to go. You need to only be certain that all of the files using SSI have the right extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, as well as that the links on your site are kept up to date and lead to the already updated files.