Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a given source in a web page. In the most common scenario, the text from one file is incorporated in a second one, providing a website the feeling that it is dynamic. As an example, if your site is made of ten web pages, 5 of them can easily include the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. In case you change this text file, the new content will appear on all five web pages, which will enable you to bring up to date your website faster and easier than if you had to modify an element of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally used to contain the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the website, the current time and date or the visitor's IP address. Every web page that works by using SSI will need to have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

Server Side Includes is featured on our modern cloud hosting system, so whatever the Linux cloud hosting which you pick, it will be easy to make use of this function making your website much more dynamic. All you will have to do is to make a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you would like to use SSI and add a few lines of code inside. You simply will not require any kind of coding skills though, as you're able to simply just copy the needed code from the help section, or our tech support team can help you enable SSI for a specific website. You just need to customize the extension of any html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to these web pages on the website are accurate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you get a semi-dedicated server package from us, it is possible to enable Server Side Includes with a few mouse clicks and for any domain or subdomain that you choose. You will find in-depth Help article on the subject that you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to enable Server Side Includes will be to copy a couple of lines from the article in an .htaccess file that you need to make in the root folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be ready. You should only make certain that all files making use of SSI possess the proper extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, and also that the links on your site are updated and point to the already updated files.