Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a specific source in a web page. In the most typical situation, the text from a file is included in a different one, giving a website the feeling that it's dynamic. As an example, in case your site involves 10 web pages, 5 of them can have the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. Any time you alter this text file, the updated content is going to appear on all of the five web pages, which will let you revise your site faster and easier than if you had to modify part of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes utilized to contain the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the website, the current time and date or the customer's IP address. Every webpage that makes use of SSI must have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

All cloud website hosting we offer support Server Side Includes, so you're able to add dynamic elements to your static website which you host on our cloud system. By making an empty .htaccess file and entering several lines of code in it, you are able to activate SSI for a domain name or perhaps a subdomain. The file concerned should be within the exact folder where you are going to use SSI and you will get the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you do not need any coding expertise. Our 24/7 tech support staff shall also be able to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you aren't absolutely sure how to proceed. You should also make sure to modify the extension of all of the files that will implement SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your website lead to the correct files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you get a semi-dedicated server package through us, you will be able to enable Server Side Includes with only a few clicks and for any domain name or subdomain that you choose. You will find a detailed Help article on the subject that you can find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to activate Server Side Includes is to copy a number of lines out of the article inside an .htaccess file that you need to make in the root folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be good to go. You need to only make sure that all of the files utilizing SSI possess the proper extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and that the links on your website are modified and lead to the already renamed files.