Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which lets you incorporate text from a specific source in a web page. In the most typical scenario, the text from a single file is integrated in a second one, giving a website the sense that it is dynamic. For example, if your site includes ten web pages, 5 of them can contain the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. Any time you modify this text file, the modified content will appear on all five pages, which shall let you update your site faster and easier than if you had to update an element of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is at times 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 customer's IP address. Any web page that employs SSI will need to have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

All of the cloud hosting we offer support Server Side Includes, so that you can bring in dynamic components to any static website that you host on our cloud platform. By making a blank .htaccess file and typing in several lines of code inside it, you're able to activate SSI for a domain or maybe a subdomain. The file involved should be within the particular folder where you are going to use SSI and you can also discover the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you don't need any coding knowledge. Our 24/7 tech support team will also be in a position to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you're not certain what to do. You should furthermore remember to change the extension of all your files that will implement 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

It will be possible to enable and make use of Server Side Includes with merely a few clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server offers as the feature is featured in the cloud platform where your brand-new account will be configured. All you need to do is to set up a blank file named .htaccess from your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a few lines of code in it. You can find the latter inside the Help articles that are available within your account, so you do not need any kind of programming skills - it is possible to simply just copy the code in question. All pages that will use Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so if you add this feature to an active site, you must make sure that you change all the links in there.