Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to include text from a specific source in a website. In the most typical scenario, the text from one file is incorporated in a second one, giving a website the feeling it is dynamic. As an example, if your website is made of ten webpages, five of them can include the content of some file, like horoscope.txt. As soon as you change this text file, the modified content is going to appear on all of the five web pages, which shall allow you to revise your site much easier than if you had to change an element of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes utilized to incorporate the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the site, the current time and date or the customer's IP address. Any web page that makes use of SSI should have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

You'll be able to use Server Side Includes with all of the website hosting plans we provide and activate it separately for every domain name or subdomain within your hosting account. You can do this when using an .htaccess file, which needs to be put into the folder in which you want to use SSI and you need to enter a few lines of code in that file. You can see the code inside our Knowledgebase section, so you can just copy it, as you don't need any coding expertise to benefit from all functions that our solutions come with. If you have by now built your site and you would like to use Server Side Includes later on, you will need to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, otherwise SSI is not going to work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you get a semi-dedicated server plan through our company, it will be easy to activate Server Side Includes with only a few mouse clicks and for virtually any domain or subdomain of your choice. You will find a comprehensive Help article about the subject you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to enable Server Side Includes is to copy a couple of lines out of the article inside an .htaccess file that you need to create in the root folder of the domain name/subdomain and you will be all set. You should just make sure that all files using SSI have the correct extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and also that the links on your website are kept up to date and lead to the by now renamed files.