Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a specific source within a web page. In the most widespread scenario, the text from a file is integrated in a different one, giving a website the feeling that it is dynamic. For instance, in case your site involves ten webpages, 5 of them can easily contain the content of any kind of file, like horoscope.txt. If you ever alter this text file, the modified content will appear on all five web pages, which will let you bring up to date your website faster and easier than if you had to change part of all 5 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 current time and date or the visitor's IP address. Every webpage that employs SSI must have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

All of the cloud hosting that we offer you support Server Side Includes, so you're able to bring in dynamic components to any static website that you host on our cloud system. By making a blank .htaccess file and adding several lines of code within it, you are able to activate SSI for a domain or maybe a subdomain. The file concerned should be inside the exact folder where you will make use of SSI and you can get the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you don't need any kind of coding experience. Our 24/7 tech support staff shall also be capable to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you aren't confident what to do. You should additionally make sure to modify the extension of all of the files that are going to implement SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your website lead to the right files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you get a semi-dedicated server package from us, it is possible to activate Server Side Includes with a couple of clicks and for any domain name or subdomain of your choice. We've got an in depth Help article on the subject that you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to enable Server Side Includes will be to copy a handful of lines out of the article in an .htaccess file that you should create in the root folder of the domain/subdomain and you'll be good to go. You should just be sure that all of the files using SSI possess the accurate extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, and also that the links on your website are modified and lead to the by now renamed files.