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 common scenario, the text from a single file is included in another, giving a site the sense that it's dynamic. For example, in case your site includes 10 web pages, 5 of them can easily have the content of some file, such as horoscope.txt. Once you change this text file, the updated content is going to appear on all five web pages, which will allow you to revise your website much easier than if you had to modify a component of all five web pages. Server Side Includes is at times used to include the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the site, the current date and time or the customer's IP address. Every web page that works by using SSI will need to have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

It is possible to use Server Side Includes with all of the cloud hosting plans that we provide and activate it independently for every domain name or subdomain inside your hosting account. This can be achieved by utilizing an .htaccess file, which should be placed in the folder where you wish to use SSI and you need to enter a couple of lines of code in that file. You will find the code in our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to simply just copy and paste it, since you don't need any coding knowledge to take advantage of all of the capabilities that our services come with. In case you have already built your website and you wish to employ Server Side Includes later, you will need to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, otherwise SSI is not going to work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server plan through us, it is possible to enable Server Side Includes with a couple mouse clicks and for every domain name or subdomain of your choice. We have a detailed Help article on the subject you could see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to enable Server Side Includes is to copy a couple of lines from the article in an .htaccess file that you ought to make in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you will be all set to go. You need to only ensure that all files utilizing SSI possess the proper extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, and that the links on your website are kept up to date and lead to the by now updated files.