Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which lets you incorporate text from a specific source inside a web page. In the most popular case, the text from one file is included in a different one, providing a site the sense that it is dynamic. As an example, if your site consists of 10 web pages, 5 of them can contain the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. In case you alter this text file, the modified content will come up on all of the five pages, which shall let you bring up to date your website much easier than if you had to update a component of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is at times used to include the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the site, the current date and time or the customer's IP address. Any web page that employs SSI should have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

Since our customized cloud hosting platform offers Server Side Includes on a global level, you will be able to use this feature with all of the shared hosting plans that we offer and add dynamic content to your websites with a couple of mouse clicks. SSI can be enabled for each particular domain or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the site folder with a couple of lines of code. Naturally, you don't have to be a programmer for that as the required code may be copied from the Help post that we have about Server Side Includes. If you would like to employ this function for your site, you have to rename your website files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all links on your site lead to the up to date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you get a semi-dedicated server plan through us, it is possible to enable Server Side Includes with a couple mouse clicks and for virtually any domain or subdomain that you choose. You will find an in depth Help article on the subject that you could see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to enable Server Side Includes will be to copy a couple of lines from the article inside an .htaccess file that you ought to set up in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you will be set. You should just be certain that all files implementing SSI possess the proper extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, and that the links on your site are updated and point to the already updated files.