Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to include text from a specific source inside a website. In the most common case, the text from one file is incorporated in another, providing a site the feeling it is dynamic. For example, in case your website has ten pages, five of them can contain the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. If you ever modify this text file, the new content will appear on all five webpages, which shall let you revise your site much easier than if you had to update part of all five pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes utilized to contain the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the website, the present date and time or the customer's IP address. Any web page that works by using SSI should have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

All of the Linux cloud hosting service that we offer you support Server Side Includes, so that you can incorporate dynamic components to any static site which you host on our cloud system. By making an empty .htaccess file and entering some lines of code inside, you are able to activate SSI for a domain or maybe a subdomain. The file concerned should be inside the exact folder where you will use SSI and you can see the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you do not need any kind of coding experience. Our 24/7 tech support team will also be able to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you're not certain how to proceed. You should also make sure to change the extension of all of the files which will use SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your website point to the proper files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you get a semi-dedicated server plan with our company, you will be able to activate Server Side Includes with just a few mouse clicks and for any domain name or subdomain that you pick. We have an in depth Help article on the subject that you can see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to activate Server Side Includes will be to copy a handful of lines from the article inside an .htaccess file that you need to make in the main folder of the domain/subdomain and you will be set. You need to only make certain that all of the files utilizing SSI have the proper extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, as well as that the links on your website are updated and lead to the by now renamed files.