Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a given source within a web page. In the most popular situation, the text from a file is included in a different one, giving a site the feeling that it is dynamic. For instance, if your website comprises of ten web pages, five of them can include the content of any kind of file, like horoscope.txt. If you ever alter this text file, the new content will appear on all of the five web pages, which will enable you to update your site much easier than if you had to modify an element of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes used to incorporate the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the website, the current date and time or the visitor's IP address. Every web page that works by using SSI must have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

Server Side Includes is available on our progressive cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the Linux shared hosting which you pick, you will be able to make use of this function and make your website much more dynamic. Everything you will need to do will be to make a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain where you want to use SSI and then include a couple of lines of code in it. You simply will not need any coding skills though, since you can simply just copy the necessary code from our help section, or our technical support can assist you to activate SSI for a specified website. You just have to customize the extension of the html file that will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to these web pages on the website are correct.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you get a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to enable Server Side Includes with a couple clicks and for every domain or subdomain of your choice. We've got a comprehensive Help article about the subject that you can see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to enable Server Side Includes will be to copy a handful of lines from the article within an .htaccess file that you should create in the main folder of the domain/subdomain and you'll be set. You need to just make sure that all of the files using SSI possess the proper extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and also that the links on your website are updated and lead to the already renamed files.