Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which enables you to include text from a specified source inside a web page. In the most typical scenario, the text from one file is included in a second one, giving a website the sense that it's dynamic. For example, if your website consists of ten webpages, 5 of them can contain the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. Any time you change this text file, the updated content will appear on all of the five pages, which will help you update your site much easier than if you had to update a component of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes utilized to incorporate the output of simple 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 works by using SSI must have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

As our customized cloud hosting system supports Server Side Includes on a global level, you will be able to utilize this feature with any of the cloud hosting packages we offer and bring dynamic content to your websites with just a few clicks. SSI can be enabled for each individual domain or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the website folder with a few lines of code. Of course, you don't have to become a developer for that because the necessary code can be copied from the Help post that we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you wish to utilize this function for your website, you need to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all links on your website lead to the current names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server plan through our company, you will be able to enable Server Side Includes with a couple mouse clicks and for virtually any domain name or subdomain that you choose. We've got a detailed Help article about the subject you can see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to enable Server Side Includes will be to copy a couple of lines out of the article within an .htaccess file that you need to make in the root folder of the domain name/subdomain and you will be ready to go. You should just make sure that all of the files making use of SSI possess the proper extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, as well as that the links on your website are kept up to date and lead to the already renamed files.