Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which lets you incorporate text from a specific source in a web page. In the most typical case, the text from one file is included in another, giving a website the sense that it is dynamic. For instance, in case your website involves ten pages, 5 of them can easily contain the content of some file, like horoscope.txt. If you alter this text file, the updated content will appear on all five web pages, which shall let you revise your site much easier than if you had to modify an element of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally used to incorporate the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the website, the present time and date or the visitor's IP address. Any web page that uses SSI must have a particular extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our progressive cloud hosting platform, so no matter the Linux shared website hosting that you pick, you'll be able to utilize this function making your website a lot more dynamic. All that you must do is to create a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you would like to use SSI and add a few lines of code inside it. You simply won't need any kind of coding skills however, as you can basically copy the necessary code from the help section, or our tech support team can help you activate SSI for any given site. You need to simply modify the extension of the html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to those webpages on the site are appropriate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It is possible to enable and use Server Side Includes with just a number of clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server plans because the feature is present in the cloud platform where your account will be configured. All you need to do will be to create a blank file named .htaccess through your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a few lines of code in it. You'll find the latter within the Help articles that can be found in your account, which means you have no need for any kind of programming skills - you can simply copy and paste the code in question. All pages that will use Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so in case you incorporate this feature to an existing site, you have to make sure that you update all the links on it.