Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which lets you include text from a given source in a website. In the most typical situation, the text from a file is integrated in another, providing a website the sense that it's dynamic. For example, in case your website includes ten pages, 5 of them can easily contain the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. If you alter this text file, the new content will come up on all five web pages, which will let you revise your site faster and easier than if you had to change a part of all five pages. Server Side Includes is at times employed to incorporate the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the website, the present date and time or the visitor's IP address. Every webpage that works by using SSI will need to have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

You will be able to use Server Side Includes with all shared website hosting plans we provide and enable it individually for every single domain name or subdomain within your hosting account. You can do this when using .htaccess file, which needs to be placed into the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you need to put a few lines of code in that file. You can see the code in our Knowledgebase area, so you can just copy and paste it, since you do not need any programming knowledge to take advantage of all characteristics that our services incorporate. If you have currently built your website and you wish to employ Server Side Includes later on, you will need to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, otherwise SSI won't work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you get a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you'll be able to activate Server Side Includes with only a few clicks and for any domain or subdomain that you pick. We've got a detailed Help article about the subject you could see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to enable Server Side Includes will be to copy a number of lines out of the article inside an .htaccess file that you should set up in the root folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be good to go. You should only be sure that all files using SSI possess the correct extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, as well as that the links on your website are modified and point to the already updated files.