Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a specified source within a web page. In the most typical scenario, the text from a file is incorporated in a different one, providing a website the sense that it is dynamic. For instance, if your website includes ten pages, 5 of them can include the content of some file, such as horoscope.txt. If you alter this text file, the updated content is going to appear on all of the five webpages, which shall allow you to bring up to date your website faster and easier than if you had to change an element of all five pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases utilized to contain the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the site, the present time and date or the customer's IP address. Every webpage that utilizes SSI must have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

It is possible to use Server Side Includes with all of the website hosting packages we offer and activate it independently for each and every domain name or subdomain inside of your hosting account. You can do this when using an .htaccess file, which needs to be placed into the folder in which you want to use SSI and you have to enter a few lines of code in that file. You can see the code in our Knowledgebase section, so you can simply copy it, since you do not need any programming skills to benefit from all of the functions that our services have. In case you have currently built your site and you wish to use Server Side Includes later, you will need to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, otherwise SSI is not going to work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will be possible to activate and make use of Server Side Includes with a couple of mouse clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server packages because the feature is present on the cloud platform where your brand-new account shall be configured. All you need to do would be to set up an empty file named .htaccess through your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a few lines of code in it. You can find the latter within the Help articles that are offered inside of your account, so you don't require any programming abilities - it is possible to simply just copy and paste the code in question. All webpages that will make use of Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so in case you incorporate this feature to an existing website, you must make sure that you bring up to date all the links in there.