Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to include text from a specific source within a web page. In the most typical scenario, the text from one file is incorporated in a second one, providing a site the feeling that it is dynamic. As an example, in case your site consists of 10 web pages, 5 of them can easily have the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. Any time you change this text file, the updated content will appear on all five webpages, which shall permit you to update your site much easier than if you had to update a part of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally employed to contain the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the website, the present date and time or the visitor's IP address. Every webpage that makes use of SSI should have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

You will be able to use Server Side Includes with all website hosting packages that we provide and enable it individually for every domain name or subdomain within your hosting account. This can be accomplished with an .htaccess file, which needs to be put into the folder in which you want to use SSI and you have to put a couple of lines of code in that file. You can find the code inside our Knowledgebase section, so you can simply just copy it, as you don't need any programming skills to benefit from all functions that our solutions incorporate. In case you have by now built your website and you want to employ Server Side Includes later, you will need to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, otherwise SSI won't work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It is possible to enable and use Server Side Includes with merely a handful of clicks with any one of our semi-dedicated server packages because the feature is featured within the cloud platform where your new account shall be configured. All you have to do will be to set up an empty file named .htaccess through your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a handful of lines of code inside. You will find the latter within the Help articles that are available as part of your account, which means you don't require any programming expertise - it is possible to simply copy and paste the code in question. All pages that are going to utilize Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so in case you add in this feature to an existing site, you need to make sure that you update all of the links on it.