Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to include text from a specified source inside a web page. In the most common case, the text from one file is included in a different one, providing a site the feeling that it is dynamic. For example, in case your website has ten web pages, five of them can easily include the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. Any time you change this text file, the new content will come up on all five web pages, which shall let you update your site faster and easier than if you had to update part of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes employed to incorporate the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the site, the current time and date or the customer's IP address. Any web page that uses SSI must have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

Since our customized cloud hosting platform offers Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to to make use of this function with all of the cloud hosting packages we have and incorporate dynamic content to your websites with just a few clicks. SSI can be activated for every specific domain name or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the website folder with a few lines of code. Of course, you don't have to become a programmer for that since the necessary code may be copied from the Help article we have related to Server Side Includes. If you would like to utilize this function for your website, you must rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you will have to double-check if all links on your site point to the up-to-date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server package with our company, you'll be able to activate Server Side Includes with a few clicks and for every domain name or subdomain that you pick. 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 is to copy a couple of lines out of the article in an .htaccess file that you ought to set up in the root folder of the domain name/subdomain and you will be all set. You need to only ensure that all files implementing SSI possess the correct extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, as well as that the links on your site are modified and point to the by now renamed files.