Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to include text from a specified source within a web page. In the most widespread scenario, the text from a file is included in a different one, providing a site the feeling that it is dynamic. For example, in case your website is comprised of 10 pages, five of them can have the content of some file, like horoscope.txt. If you alter this text file, the modified content will come up on all five webpages, which will let you revise your website much easier than if you had to update a part of all five pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes used to incorporate the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the site, the current time and date or the visitor's IP address. Every web page that makes use of SSI must have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

All the Linux cloud hosting packages we provide support Server Side Includes, so you can add dynamic components to your static website that you host on our cloud platform. By setting up an empty .htaccess file and typing in several lines of code in it, you can activate SSI for a domain or a subdomain. The file in question must be within the particular folder where you will use SSI and you can also get the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you do not need any kind of coding expertise. Our 24/7 technical support team shall also be capable to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you aren't certain what to do. You should also remember to modify the extension of all your files which will utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your site lead to the correct files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you get a semi-dedicated server plan through our company, it is possible to enable Server Side Includes with a few mouse clicks and for any domain name or subdomain of your choosing. We have in-depth Help article on the subject you could see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to enable Server Side Includes is to copy a couple of lines from the article within an .htaccess file that you need to set up in the root folder of the domain/subdomain and you'll be good to go. You need to just be certain that all of the files making use of SSI possess the appropriate extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, and that the links on your site are updated and point to the by now updated files.