Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a given source inside a web page. In the most typical scenario, the text from a single file is incorporated in a second one, providing a site the feeling it is dynamic. For instance, in case your website is comprised of 10 webpages, 5 of them can contain the content of any kind of file, like horoscope.txt. If you alter this text file, the updated content will appear on all five pages, which shall enable you to revise your website much easier than if you had to modify part of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is at times used to incorporate the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the website, the present time and date or the visitor's IP address. Every webpage that works by using SSI should have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

All the cloud hosting that we provide support Server Side Includes, so that you can bring in dynamic elements to any static website which you host on our cloud system. By creating a blank .htaccess file and typing in a few lines of code in it, you'll be able to activate SSI for a domain or maybe a subdomain. The file in question should be within the exact folder where you will make use of SSI you'll be able to get the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you don't need any kind of coding practical experience. The 24/7 tech support team shall also be able to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you're not absolutely sure what to do. You should furthermore remember to change the extension of all your files that are going to utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your site lead to the correct files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will be easy to enable and use Server Side Includes with merely a handful of clicks with any one of our semi-dedicated server offers as the feature is supported on the cloud platform where your account shall be configured. All you have to do is to make a blank file named .htaccess from your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a handful of lines of code inside. You will find the latter within the Help articles which can be found inside of your account, which means you do not need any programming knowledge - it is possible to simply just copy the code in question. All webpages that are going to make use of Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so if you add in this feature to an active website, you need to make sure that you bring up to date all the links on it.