Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which lets you include text from a specific source within a website. In the most typical scenario, the text from a file is integrated in a different one, providing a site the feeling that it's dynamic. For example, in case your site consists of ten web pages, 5 of them can have the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. As soon as you alter this text file, the updated content is going to appear on all of the five webpages, which will let you bring up to date your website faster and easier than if you had to modify a part of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is at times utilized to include 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. Any web page that uses SSI must have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

Since our customized cloud hosting platform features Server Side Includes on a global level, you will be able to implement this feature with all of the web hosting plans that we feature and add dynamic content to your sites with a couple of clicks. SSI is enabled for every individual domain or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the website folder with only a few lines of code. Naturally, you don't have to turn into a developer for that as the required code may be copied from the Help post that we have related to Server Side Includes. If you would like to use this feature for your website, you'll want to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all links on your website point to the modified names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server package through us, you'll be able to enable Server Side Includes with a few clicks and for virtually any domain name or subdomain that you choose. We've got an in depth Help article on the subject that you could see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to enable Server Side Includes will be to copy a handful of lines from the article within an .htaccess file that you ought to set up in the root folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be ready. You need to simply be certain that all of the files using SSI possess the proper extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and that the links on your site are kept up to date and point to the already renamed files.