Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which lets you include text from a specific source in a website. In the most widespread scenario, the text from a single file is included in a different one, providing a site the sense that it is dynamic. As an example, in case your website involves 10 web pages, five of them can easily contain the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. As soon as you modify this text file, the modified content is going to appear on all five pages, which shall allow you to bring up to date your site faster and easier than if you had to modify a part of all five pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes employed to contain the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the website, the current date and time or the visitor's IP address. Every web page that employs SSI must have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

All Linux website hosting we offer you support Server Side Includes, so you can include dynamic elements to your static website which you host on our cloud system. By making an empty .htaccess file and entering a couple of lines of code inside, you'll be able to activate SSI for a domain or maybe a subdomain. The file involved should be inside the exact folder where you will make use of SSI and you'll get the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you do not need any coding experience. The 24/7 tech support team shall also be in a position to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you are not sure how to proceed. You should also remember to modify the extension of all your files that are going to use SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your site lead to the right files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you get a semi-dedicated server package from us, it is possible to enable Server Side Includes with just a few clicks and for every domain name or subdomain that you pick. You will find a thorough Help article on the subject that you can find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to enable Server Side Includes is to copy a handful of lines out of the article in an .htaccess file that you ought to set up in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you will be all set to go. You need to simply be certain that all of the files making use of SSI have the right extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, and that the links on your site are updated and point to the by now renamed files.