Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a given source inside a website. In the most typical case, the text from a single file is incorporated in another, giving a website the sense that it's dynamic. As an example, in case your website is made of ten web pages, 5 of them can include the content of any kind of file, like horoscope.txt. If you ever change this text file, the modified content will appear on all of the five pages, which shall help you revise your website much easier than if you had to update an element of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes utilized to contain the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the site, the present date and time or the visitor's IP address. Any webpage that uses SSI must have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

You will be able to use Server Side Includes with all shared hosting packages we offer you and activate it individually for every domain or subdomain in your hosting account. This can be achieved by utilizing an .htaccess file, which needs to be put into the folder where you wish to use SSI and you have to enter a couple of lines of code in that file. You can get the code inside our Knowledgebase area, so you can simply just copy and paste it, since you do not need any programming expertise to take advantage of all of the features that our services have. In case you have currently built your site and you wish to use Server Side Includes later, you have to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, or else SSI won't work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you get a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to activate Server Side Includes with a couple mouse clicks and for virtually any domain name or subdomain of your choosing. We've got in-depth Help article on the subject that you can find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to activate Server Side Includes is to copy a couple of lines out of the article in an .htaccess file that you should make in the root folder of the domain name/subdomain and you will be all set. You should simply make sure that all of the files making use of SSI have the right extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, and that the links on your website are modified and point to the by now renamed files.