Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to include text from a specific source in a web page. In the most common case, the text from a file is incorporated in a second one, giving a website the feeling that it is dynamic. For example, in case your site involves ten webpages, five of them can easily include the content of some file, such as horoscope.txt. In case you alter this text file, the updated content will come up on all five web pages, which will help you update your website faster and easier than if you had to change an element 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 shown on the site, the present time and date or the customer's IP address. Any web page that employs SSI should have a special extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all web hosting plans we offer you and activate it individually for every single domain or subdomain inside your hosting account. This can be done when using an .htaccess file, which should be put into the folder where you want to use SSI and you have to put a couple of lines of code in that file. You will find the code within our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to just copy and paste it, as you don't need any programming skills to take advantage of all characteristics that our services feature. In case you have already built your website and you would like to employ Server Side Includes later on, you need to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, otherwise SSI won't work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to enable and employ Server Side Includes with merely a handful of clicks with any one of the semi-dedicated server offers because the feature is available within the cloud platform where your account shall be set up. All you need to do is to set up an empty file named .htaccess from your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a number of lines of code inside. You'll find the latter inside the Help articles that are available inside of your account, so you don't require any kind of programming abilities - you're able to simply copy and paste the code in question. All webpages that are going to utilize Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so if you add this feature to an existing website, you need to make sure that you change all the links in there.