Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which lets you incorporate text from a given source inside a website. In the most common case, the text from one file is integrated in a different one, providing a site the feeling it is dynamic. For example, if your website includes 10 pages, 5 of them can contain the content of some file, such as horoscope.txt. Once you modify this text file, the new content will come up on all five web pages, which will let you revise your website much easier than if you had to change part of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes used to incorporate the output of simple 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 web page that makes use of SSI should have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

All the hosting plans we offer you support Server Side Includes, so that you can bring in dynamic elements to your static site which you host on our cloud system. By creating a clear .htaccess file and entering some lines of code in it, you can activate SSI for a domain or a subdomain. The file concerned must be within the specific folder where you will make use of SSI and you can also find the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you don't need any kind of coding knowledge. The 24/7 technical support staff shall also be able to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you're not absolutely sure what to do. You should also remember to change the extension of all your files that are going to implement SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your website lead to the appropriate files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server package through us, it is possible to enable Server Side Includes with a couple of mouse clicks and for every domain or subdomain that you pick. You will find a comprehensive Help article about the subject that you can see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to activate Server Side Includes is to copy a number of lines out of the article in an .htaccess file that you ought to make in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be ready to go. You should just make sure that all files implementing SSI have the right extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, as well as that the links on your website are updated and point to the already renamed files.