Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to include text from a specific source within a website. In the most popular case, the text from a file is integrated in another, providing a site the sense that it is dynamic. For instance, in case your site includes 10 webpages, five of them can easily include the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. If you alter this text file, the modified content will come up on all five webpages, which shall allow you to update your website faster and easier than if you had to update part 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's shown on the website, the current date and time or the customer's IP address. Any web page that makes use of SSI will need to have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

You will be able to use Server Side Includes with all cloud hosting plans we offer and activate it independently for every domain name or subdomain in your own hosting account. This can be accomplished by using an .htaccess file, which needs to be placed in the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you need to type in a couple of lines of code in that file. You can find the code inside our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to just copy it, as you do not need any programming capabilities to take advantage of all characteristics that our solutions come with. If you have currently built your website and you would like to employ Server Side Includes later, you have to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, otherwise SSI is not going to work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you get a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you'll be able to enable Server Side Includes with just a few mouse clicks and for any domain or subdomain of your choice. You will find a detailed Help article on the subject that you could see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to activate Server Side Includes is to copy a couple of lines out of the article within an .htaccess file that you should make in the root folder of the domain/subdomain and you'll be ready to go. You need to just make sure that all of the files implementing SSI have the proper extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, and that the links on your site are kept up to date and point to the already updated files.