Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a specific source in a web page. In the most popular case, the text from one file is included in another, providing a site the feeling it is dynamic. For instance, if your website consists of 10 web pages, five of them can easily contain the content of some file, like horoscope.txt. If you ever modify this text file, the updated content will come up on all of the five web pages, which will enable you to revise your website faster and easier than if you had to update a part of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases employed to include the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the site, the current time and date or the customer's IP address. Every web page that utilizes SSI should have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our progressive cloud hosting system, so whatever the cloud website hosting plan you select, it will be possible to utilize this feature and make your website more dynamic. All you must do will be to make a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain in which you would like to use SSI and then add a handful of lines of code inside it. You won't need any kind of coding skills however, as you can just copy the necessary code from the help section, or our technical support can assist you to activate SSI for a specific site. You just need to change the extension of the html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to those pages on the website are correct.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you get a semi-dedicated server package through us, it will be easy to activate Server Side Includes with a few clicks and for every domain or subdomain of your choice. We have in-depth Help article about the subject that you could see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to activate Server Side Includes will be to copy a handful of lines out of the article inside an .htaccess file that you need to create in the root folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be ready. You should only be certain that all files making use of SSI possess the right extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and that the links on your site are updated and point to the already updated files.