Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a specific source in a website. In the most popular case, the text from one file is incorporated in another, giving a site the feeling it is dynamic. For instance, in case your site is made of ten pages, five of them can easily include the content of any kind of file, like horoscope.txt. Any time you modify this text file, the modified content is going to appear on all of the five webpages, which will allow you to revise your website much easier than if you had to update an element of all five pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases 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 should have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

All of the cloud hosting that we offer you support Server Side Includes, so you can incorporate dynamic elements to any static website which you host on our cloud platform. By making a blank .htaccess file and typing in several lines of code within it, you're able to activate SSI for a domain name or a subdomain. The file concerned needs to be inside the exact folder where you are going to use SSI and you can see the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you don't need any coding expertise. Our 24/7 technical support staff will also be capable to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you're not absolutely sure what to do. You should furthermore remember to modify the extension of all your files that are going to use SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your site lead to the appropriate files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you get a semi-dedicated server plan with us, it will be easy to enable Server Side Includes with a few mouse clicks and for any domain name or subdomain of your choosing. You will find 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 need to make in the root folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be ready. You should only be certain that all files making use of SSI have the appropriate extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, and that the links on your website are modified and lead to the already renamed files.