Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a specific source within a website. In the most widespread situation, the text from a file is integrated in another, giving a site the sense it is dynamic. For instance, if your site is made of 10 pages, 5 of them can easily contain the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. Once you alter this text file, the new content is going to appear on all five pages, which will help 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 is shown on the website, the present date and time or the customer's IP address. Any webpage that makes use of SSI should have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

All of the cloud hosting we offer support Server Side Includes, so you're able to incorporate dynamic elements to your static site which you host on our cloud system. By creating an empty .htaccess file and adding some lines of code inside, you're able to activate SSI for a domain name or perhaps a subdomain. The file in question must be inside the specific folder where you will use SSI and you will find the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you don't need any coding practical experience. The 24/7 technical support team will also be in a position to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you aren't absolutely sure what to do. You should also remember to modify the extension of all of the files that will make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your site lead to the proper files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to activate and make use of Server Side Includes with just a few clicks with any one of our semi-dedicated server plans since the option is supported in the cloud platform where your new account shall be set up. All you have to do is to set up an empty file named .htaccess using your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a number of lines of code in it. You'll find the latter in one of the Help articles that can be found as part of your account, so you do not require any kind of programming abilities - you're able to simply copy and paste the code in question. All webpages that are going to use Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so in case you incorporate this option to an existing site, you need to make sure that you update all the links in there.