Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a specified source inside a web page. In the most common case, the text from a file is incorporated in a second one, providing a website the sense that it's dynamic. For instance, in case your site involves 10 pages, 5 of them can contain the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. Any time you change this text file, the new content will appear on all of the five web pages, which shall allow you to bring up to date your site faster and easier than if you had to modify an element of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally used to incorporate the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the website, the present time and date or the customer's IP address. Any web page that utilizes SSI will need to have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

You will be able to use Server Side Includes with all of the shared web hosting packages we offer and activate it separately for each and every domain name or subdomain in your own hosting account. This can be achieved when using .htaccess file, which should be put into the folder where you wish to use SSI and you need to put a couple of lines of code in that file. You can find the code in our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to simply copy it, as you do not need any coding capabilities to take advantage of all capabilities that our services feature. If you have by now built your website and you would like to employ Server Side Includes later on, you have to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, or else SSI won't work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you get a semi-dedicated server package through us, it will be easy to enable Server Side Includes with a couple clicks and for virtually any domain name or subdomain of your choosing. We have a detailed Help article on the subject that you can see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to enable Server Side Includes is to copy a couple of lines out of the article in an .htaccess file that you need to create in the main folder of the domain/subdomain and you'll be set. You should only be certain that all files utilizing SSI have the accurate extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, as well as that the links on your website are modified and point to the by now renamed files.