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 widespread scenario, the text from a file is integrated in a second one, giving a site the feeling that it is dynamic. For instance, in case your site involves 10 web pages, five of them can have the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. Any time you alter this text file, the modified content will come up on all of the five pages, which will let you update your website faster and easier than if you had to modify a part of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally utilized to contain the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the website, the current date and time or the customer's IP address. Every web page that works by using SSI will need to have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

As our unique cloud hosting system supports Server Side Includes on a global level, it will be easy to use this function with any of the cloud hosting plans that we offer and incorporate dynamic content to your websites with only a few clicks. SSI can be activated for each particular domain or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the site folder with a couple of lines of code. Certainly, there is no need to become a coder for that since the needed code can be copied from the Help article we have related to Server Side Includes. If you want to employ this function for your site, you have to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all links on your website lead to the up to date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you get a semi-dedicated server package with us, you'll be able to activate Server Side Includes with a couple of mouse clicks and for virtually any domain or subdomain of your choosing. We've got an in depth Help article about the subject that you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to enable Server Side Includes will be to copy a couple of lines out of the article within an .htaccess file that you ought to make in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be good to go. You should only make certain that all files implementing SSI possess the right extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, as well as that the links on your website are updated and lead to the already renamed files.