Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a given source within a web page. In the most popular case, the text from a file is integrated in a different one, providing a site the sense that it is dynamic. For example, if your site is made of ten webpages, 5 of them can easily include the content of some file, such as horoscope.txt. If you modify this text file, the updated content will come up on all of the five pages, which shall enable you to update your site faster and easier than if you had to update a component of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally employed to include 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 customer's IP address. Every webpage that uses SSI must have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

As our customized cloud hosting system features Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to use this function with any of the cloud web hosting packages we offer you and bring dynamic content to your websites with only a few clicks. SSI is activated for each specific domain or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the site folder with a few lines of code. Of course, you do not have to turn into a coder for that since the required code may be copied from the Help article that we have related to Server Side Includes. If you want to utilize this feature for your site, you'll want to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all of the links on your site lead to the current names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you get a semi-dedicated server package with us, it will be easy to activate Server Side Includes with just a few mouse clicks and for every domain or subdomain of your choosing. We've got a thorough Help article about the subject that you could find 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 need to create in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you will be all set. You should simply be certain that all files making use of SSI have the accurate extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, and that the links on your website are kept up to date and point to the by now updated files.