Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which lets you include text from a specified source within a website. In the most common situation, the text from a single file is integrated in another, providing a website the sense that it's dynamic. As an example, in case your website is comprised of 10 pages, 5 of them can easily contain the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. Once you change this text file, the modified content is going to appear on all five webpages, which will permit you to update your site much easier than if you had to modify a part of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally employed to incorporate the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the site, the present time and date or the visitor's IP address. Any webpage that makes use of SSI must have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

You will be able to use Server Side Includes with all shared website hosting plans that we offer and enable it individually for each and every domain or subdomain within your hosting account. You can do this when using an .htaccess file, which needs to be put into the folder where you wish to use SSI and you have to put a couple of lines of code in that file. You can get the code inside our Knowledgebase section, so you can simply copy it, as you don't need any coding capabilities to benefit from all of the features that our solutions incorporate. In case you have already built your site and you would like to employ Server Side Includes later, you need to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, or else SSI is not going to work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you get a semi-dedicated server plan through our company, you'll be able to enable Server Side Includes with a couple of clicks and for every domain name or subdomain that you choose. You will find a thorough Help article about the subject you could find 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 in an .htaccess file that you need to set up in the main folder of the domain/subdomain and you'll be ready. You should just be sure that all files making use of SSI possess the appropriate extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, as well as that the links on your site are updated and point to the already updated files.