Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a specific source within a website. In the most popular case, the text from a single file is incorporated in another, giving a website the sense that it is dynamic. As an example, if your site involves 10 web pages, 5 of them can easily have the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. If you ever alter this text file, the new content will appear on all five web pages, which shall permit you to revise your site faster and easier than if you had to modify a component of all five pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally employed to incorporate the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the website, the current date and time or the visitor's IP address. Every web page that works by using SSI should have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all shared web hosting packages we offer you and enable it independently for each domain or subdomain inside your hosting account. This can be done with an .htaccess file, which should be placed into the folder in which you want to use SSI and you have to enter a few lines of code in that file. You can see the code in our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to just copy it, as you do not need any coding knowledge to benefit from all of the functions that our services come with. If you have already built your website and you would like to employ Server Side Includes later on, you have to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, otherwise SSI won't work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you get a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you'll be able to enable Server Side Includes with a few clicks and for every domain name or subdomain of your choice. We have a comprehensive 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 within an .htaccess file that you need to make in the root folder of the domain name/subdomain and you will be ready to go. You should only make sure that all files implementing SSI have the appropriate extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, as well as that the links on your website are updated and lead to the by now renamed files.