Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to include text from a specified source inside a website. In the most typical situation, the text from a single file is included in a different one, providing a site the feeling it is dynamic. For example, if your site consists of 10 pages, five of them can easily include the content of any kind of file, like horoscope.txt. Any time you alter this text file, the updated content will come up on all five webpages, which shall allow you to bring up to date your site faster and easier than if you had to change part of all five pages. Server Side Includes is at times used to contain the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the website, the current time and date or the visitor's IP address. Any webpage that utilizes SSI must have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

As our unique cloud hosting system has Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to make use of this function with all of the shared website hosting packages that we feature and add in dynamic content to your websites with a few mouse clicks. SSI is enabled for every specific domain or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the website folder with a couple of lines of code. Naturally, there is no need to be a coder for that since the necessary code may be copied from the Help article that we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you'd like to utilize this feature for your website, you need to rename your site files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all of the links on your site point to the updated names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you get a semi-dedicated server package with our company, it will be easy to activate Server Side Includes with a couple clicks and for every domain name or subdomain that you pick. We've got a thorough Help article about the subject you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to activate Server Side Includes will be to copy a handful of lines out of the article inside an .htaccess file that you should create in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be all set. You should just make certain that all files implementing SSI possess the proper extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, as well as that the links on your website are updated and point to the already renamed files.