Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which lets you incorporate text from a specific source inside a web page. In the most common scenario, the text from one file is integrated in another, giving a site the feeling that it is dynamic. As an example, if your website comprises of ten webpages, 5 of them can have the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. Once you alter this text file, the updated content will come up on all five webpages, which will permit you to bring up to date your website much easier than if you had to change part of all five pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally used to incorporate the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the site, the present date and time or the visitor's IP address. Any webpage that makes use of SSI should have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

All the Linux shared hosting packages we offer you support Server Side Includes, so you're able to bring in dynamic elements to your static site that you host on our cloud platform. By making an empty .htaccess file and typing in a few lines of code inside, you are able to activate SSI for a domain or maybe a subdomain. The file in question needs to be in the particular folder where you will use SSI you'll be able to discover the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you do not need any coding practical experience. The 24/7 tech support staff shall also be in a position to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you're not confident how to proceed. You should furthermore make sure to change the extension of all of the files that are going to utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your site lead to the appropriate files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you get a semi-dedicated server plan with our company, you'll be able to activate Server Side Includes with a few clicks and for every domain name or subdomain of your preference. We've got a comprehensive Help article about the subject you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to enable Server Side Includes will be to copy a handful of lines from the article inside an .htaccess file that you need to create in the main folder of the domain/subdomain and you will be all set. You should simply be sure that all files utilizing SSI possess the appropriate extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and that the links on your site are modified and point to the by now updated files.