Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a given source within a website. In the most widespread situation, the text from one file is included in a different one, providing a website the feeling it is dynamic. For instance, in case your website comprises of ten webpages, five of them can easily have the content of some file, for example horoscope.txt. Once you alter this text file, the modified content will come up on all of the five webpages, which will enable you to update your site much easier than if you had to modify a part of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases employed to include the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the website, the current time and date or the visitor's IP address. Any web page that uses SSI should have a unique extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting
Server Side Includes is featured on our progressive cloud hosting system, so whatever the shared plan which you pick, it will be easy to make use of this feature and make your website more dynamic. All that you need to do will be to create a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you want to use SSI and then add a couple of lines of code inside. You won't need any coding skills though, as you're able just copy the needed code from the help section, or our technical support can assist you to enable SSI for any specific site. You just need to change the extension of any html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to those web pages on the site are appropriate.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you get a semi-dedicated server package with us, you'll be able to enable Server Side Includes with a couple mouse clicks and for any domain name or subdomain that you choose. You will find a thorough Help article on the subject that you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to activate Server Side Includes is to copy a couple of lines from the article inside an .htaccess file that you should create in the root folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be ready. You need to just be certain that all files utilizing SSI have the correct extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and also that the links on your website are modified and point to the by now updated files.