Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to include text from a specific source inside a website. In the most typical situation, the text from a single file is integrated in another, giving a site the sense that it's dynamic. For instance, in case your website has ten web pages, 5 of them can contain the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. In case you alter this text file, the new content will appear on all of the five webpages, which shall allow you to update your site much easier than if you had to modify an element of all five pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases utilized to incorporate the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the site, the current date and time or the customer's IP address. Any web page that uses SSI will need to have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

You will be able to use Server Side Includes with all of the web hosting plans we offer you and activate it separately for each and every domain name or subdomain inside of your hosting account. This can be achieved by using an .htaccess file, which needs to be put into 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 inside our Knowledgebase area, so you can simply just copy and paste it, as you do not need any programming skills to take advantage of all characteristics that our services come with. If you have by now built your site and you wish to employ Server Side Includes later, you have to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, or else SSI won't work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server plan through us, you will be able to activate Server Side Includes with just a few mouse clicks and for every domain name or subdomain that you choose. We've got an in depth Help article about the subject you can see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to activate Server Side Includes will be to copy a couple of lines from the article inside an .htaccess file that you should make in the root folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be set. You should only be certain that all of the files implementing SSI have the accurate extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, and that the links on your website are modified and point to the by now renamed files.