Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to include text from a specific source within a website. In the most common scenario, the text from one file is included in another, providing a site the feeling that it is dynamic. For instance, if your site is made of ten webpages, five of them can easily have the content of any kind of file, like horoscope.txt. If you alter this text file, the new content will appear on all of the five web pages, which will permit you to bring up to date your site much easier than if you had to update part of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally used to include the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the site, the current date and time or the customer's IP address. Any webpage that uses SSI should have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

All the Linux shared hosting we offer support Server Side Includes, so you're able to incorporate dynamic components to any static site that you host on our cloud system. By setting up a blank .htaccess file and entering a couple of lines of code inside it, you are able to enable SSI for a domain name or perhaps a subdomain. The file involved needs to be in the specific folder where you are going to use SSI you'll be able to get the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you do not need any coding knowledge. Our 24/7 tech support crew shall also be able to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you're not sure how to proceed. You should also remember to change the extension of all files that are going to utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your site lead to the appropriate files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will be easy to activate and employ Server Side Includes with only a couple of clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server offers as the option is featured in the cloud platform where your brand-new account will be set up. All you need to do will be to set up an empty file named .htaccess from your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a few lines of code inside. You'll find the latter within the Help articles that are offered in your account, which means you do not require any programming knowledge - you can simply just copy and paste the code in question. All web pages that will utilize Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so if you incorporate this function to an existing site, you need to make sure that you bring up to date all the links on it.