Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which lets you include text from a given source within a web page. In the most typical case, the text from a file is integrated in another, providing a website the sense that it's dynamic. For example, if your site has ten web pages, 5 of them can contain the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. Once you alter this text file, the modified content is going to appear on all five web pages, which shall let you update your website faster and easier than if you had to modify a component of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes used to contain the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the website, the present date and time or the customer's IP address. Any webpage that makes use of SSI must have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

Since our custom made cloud hosting system supports Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to to make use of this function with any of the cloud hosting plans we offer and add in dynamic content to your sites with only a few mouse clicks. SSI can be activated for every particular domain name or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the website folder with a few lines of code. Naturally, you don't need to be a developer for that since the needed code can be copied from the Help post that we have related to Server Side Includes. If you would like to employ this feature for your website, you'll want to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you will have to double-check if all of the links on your website point to the updated names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you get a semi-dedicated server package with our company, it will be easy to activate Server Side Includes with a couple clicks and for virtually any domain name or subdomain of your choosing. You will find a thorough Help article about the subject that you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to activate Server Side Includes is to copy a handful of lines out of the article in an .htaccess file that you should make in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be ready to go. You should only ensure that all of the files implementing SSI possess the right extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, and also that the links on your website are modified and lead to the already renamed files.