Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which lets you include text from a specific source within a web page. In the most widespread situation, the text from one file is incorporated in a different one, providing a site the feeling it is dynamic. As an example, if your site has ten pages, five of them can include the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. In case you alter this text file, the modified content will appear on all of the five web pages, which shall let you bring up to date your website faster and easier than if you had to update a component of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is at times used to contain the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the site, the current time and date or the visitor's IP address. Any webpage that employs SSI should have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

As our custom made cloud hosting system has Server Side Includes on a global level, it will be easy to implement this feature with all of the cloud hosting packages that we offer you and incorporate dynamic content to your websites with just a few mouse clicks. SSI can be activated for every particular domain or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the website folder with a couple of lines of code. Of course, you don't have to be a coder for that as the required code can be copied from the Help article that we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you would like to use this function for your site, it is important to rename your site files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all links on your site lead to the up-to-date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you get a semi-dedicated server plan with us, it will be easy to activate Server Side Includes with just a few mouse clicks and for every domain name or subdomain of your choosing. We've got a comprehensive Help article about the subject you could see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to activate Server Side Includes is to copy a number of lines from the article inside an .htaccess file that you ought to create in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be all set. You need to only be certain that all files implementing SSI have the correct extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and also that the links on your site are kept up to date and lead to the by now updated files.