Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a specific source inside a web page. In the most popular situation, the text from a single file is incorporated in another, providing a website the feeling it is dynamic. As an example, if your site consists of ten webpages, five of them can easily include the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. In case you modify this text file, the new content will come up on all five web pages, which shall enable you to update your website faster and easier than if you had to change a component of all five pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases employed to incorporate the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the website, the current time and date or the customer's IP address. Any webpage that makes use of SSI must have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

All of the Linux cloud web hosting packages we offer you support Server Side Includes, so you're able to include dynamic elements to any static site which you host on our cloud system. By making an empty .htaccess file and typing in several lines of code inside, you are able to enable SSI for a domain or perhaps a subdomain. The file involved should be within the specific folder where you will use SSI you'll be able to discover the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you do not need any kind of coding experience. The 24/7 technical support team shall also be able to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you aren't absolutely sure how to proceed. You should also make sure to change the extension of all of the files that are going to implement SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your website lead to the correct files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to activate and utilize Server Side Includes with a couple of mouse clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server plans since the feature is featured within the cloud platform where your account will be set up. All you have to do is to make a blank file named .htaccess through your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a handful of lines of code inside. You can find the latter within the Help articles that are available in your account, which means you don't require any programming expertise - you're able to simply just copy and paste the code in question. All pages that are going to use Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so if you add this feature to an existing site, you need to make sure that you change all of the links in there.