Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a specified source inside a web page. In the most typical situation, the text from a file is integrated in another, providing a website the sense that it is dynamic. For example, if your website is comprised of ten web pages, 5 of them can include the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. As soon as you change this text file, the new content will appear on all of the five webpages, which will help you update your site much easier than if you had to update a component of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is at times employed to incorporate the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the site, the present time and date or the visitor's IP address. Every web page that uses SSI should have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

You will be able to use Server Side Includes with all of the web hosting packages we offer you and activate it individually for every domain name or subdomain within your hosting account. This can be accomplished when using .htaccess file, which needs to be positiioned in the folder where you want to use SSI and you have to type in a couple of lines of code in that file. You can see the code in our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to simply copy it, since you do not need any programming capabilities to take advantage of all of the characteristics that our solutions incorporate. In case you have currently built your site and you want to employ Server Side Includes later on, you must make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, or else SSI will not work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you get a semi-dedicated server package from us, you will be able to activate Server Side Includes with a couple mouse clicks and for every domain name or subdomain of your choosing. You will find a thorough Help article about the subject that you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to enable Server Side Includes is to copy a handful of lines out of the article inside an .htaccess file that you should set up in the main folder of the domain/subdomain and you'll be good to go. You should simply ensure that all of the files using SSI have the appropriate extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, and that the links on your website are modified and point to the already renamed files.