Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to include text from a specified source inside a website. In the most typical situation, the text from one file is incorporated in a different one, providing a website the sense it is dynamic. For example, in case your website is made of 10 pages, 5 of them can easily include the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. As soon as you alter this text file, the updated content is going to appear on all of the five web pages, which shall permit you to revise your site much easier than if you had to change a component of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases used to contain the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the site, the present time and date or the visitor's IP address. Every web page that uses SSI will need to have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all of the cloud hosting plans we provide and activate it independently for each and every domain or subdomain within your hosting account. This can be accomplished by using an .htaccess file, which should 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 see the code inside our Knowledgebase area, so you can simply copy and paste it, since you do not need any coding expertise to take advantage of all of the features that our solutions include. If you have by now built your website and you want to employ Server Side Includes afterwards, you have to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, or else SSI won't work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you get a semi-dedicated server package from our company, it will be easy to enable Server Side Includes with a couple clicks and for virtually any domain name or subdomain that you pick. You will find an in depth Help article about the subject you can see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to activate Server Side Includes will be to copy a handful of lines from the article within an .htaccess file that you ought to make in the main folder of the domain/subdomain and you will be good to go. You need to just make certain that all files using SSI possess the proper extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and also that the links on your site are updated and point to the already renamed files.