Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a given source in a web page. In the most typical situation, the text from a file is integrated in another, giving a site the feeling that it's dynamic. As an example, in case your website involves ten web pages, 5 of them can easily contain the content of some file, such as horoscope.txt. In case you modify this text file, the modified content is going to appear on all of the five web pages, which shall let you update your website much easier than if you had to modify an element of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is at times utilized to contain the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the website, the present time and date or the visitor's IP address. Every webpage that uses SSI should have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

All of the Linux shared web hosting that we offer support Server Side Includes, so that you can add dynamic elements to your static website which you host on our cloud system. By setting up a blank .htaccess file and entering a couple of lines of code in it, you'll be able to activate SSI for a domain name or a subdomain. The file involved must be in the specific folder where you will make use of SSI and you will find the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you do not need any kind of coding knowledge. Our 24/7 tech support team shall also be capable to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you're not confident how to proceed. You should also make sure to change the extension of all your files which will utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your site point to the proper files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will be easy to activate and employ Server Side Includes with merely a handful of mouse clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server plans since the feature is featured in the cloud platform where your account will be configured. All you have to do would be to make an empty file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a couple of lines of code in it. You can find the latter inside the Help articles available inside of your account, and that means you do not need any kind of programming abilities - it is possible to simply just copy and paste the code in question. All web pages that will make use of Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so if you add in this feature to an active site, you should make sure that you update all the links in there.