Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a specified source in a web page. In the most typical case, the text from one file is included in a second one, giving a website the sense that it's dynamic. For instance, in case your website consists of ten pages, five of them can easily include the content of any kind of file, like horoscope.txt. As soon as you change this text file, the new content will come up on all five web pages, which shall let you bring up to date your website much easier than if you had to change part of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally utilized to include the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the site, the current time and date or the customer's IP address. Any web page that makes use of SSI should have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all web hosting packages that we offer you and activate it independently for each and every domain or subdomain in your hosting account. This can be done by using an .htaccess file, which should be positiioned in the folder where you wish to use SSI and you have to enter a couple of lines of code in that file. You can see the code within our Knowledgebase section, so you can simply copy and paste it, since you don't need any programming knowledge to benefit from all of the capabilities that our services include. If you have by now built your website and you wish to use Server Side Includes later on, you will need to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, otherwise SSI will not work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you get a semi-dedicated server package through us, it will be easy to activate Server Side Includes with just a few clicks and for any domain name or subdomain of your preference. We've got a detailed Help article about the subject you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need 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 name/subdomain and you will be all set to go. You should simply make sure that all of the files utilizing SSI possess the appropriate extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, as well as that the links on your website are kept up to date and point to the by now updated files.