Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a given source inside a web page. In the most common case, the text from a file is integrated in another, giving a site the sense that it's dynamic. For instance, if your site consists of 10 pages, five of them can have the content of some file, like horoscope.txt. Once you alter this text file, the updated content will appear on all of the five web pages, which shall help you revise your site much easier than if you had to modify part of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally used to incorporate the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the site, the current 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 Cloud Hosting

All of the Linux cloud hosting service that we provide support Server Side Includes, so that you can add dynamic elements to any static website which you host on our cloud system. By making a blank .htaccess file and typing in a couple of lines of code in it, you'll be able to enable SSI for a domain name or maybe a subdomain. The file concerned must be within the specific folder where you will make use of SSI and you can also get the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you don't need any coding knowledge. The 24/7 tech support staff will also be capable to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you are not sure what to do. You should also make sure to modify the extension of all files which will implement SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your website lead to the proper files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to enable and use Server Side Includes with merely a couple of mouse clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server packages as the option is supported in the cloud platform where your account will be configured. All you have to do is to create an empty file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a number of lines of code in it. You will find the latter in one of the Help articles that are available as part of your account, so you do not require any programming expertise - you're able to simply just copy the code in question. All web pages that are going to utilize Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so if you add this feature to an active site, you have to make sure that you bring up to date all the links on it.