Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which allows you to incorporate text from a specified source in a website. In the most common case, the text from a single file is integrated in a second one, providing a site the sense that it is dynamic. As an example, in case your website includes ten webpages, 5 of them can easily include the content of some file, like horoscope.txt. If you change this text file, the new content is going to appear on all five web pages, which shall help you revise your website much easier than if you had to update a part of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is at times employed to incorporate the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the site, the present date and time or the visitor's IP address. Any web page that works by using SSI should have a special 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 activate it independently for each and every domain or subdomain inside of your hosting account. This can be accomplished with an .htaccess file, which needs to be placed into the folder where you wish to use SSI and you have to put a few lines of code in that file. You'll find the code in our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to simply just copy it, as you do not need any programming expertise to benefit from all features that our services include. If you have by now built your website and you would like to use Server Side Includes later, you have to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, or else SSI will not work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to enable and use Server Side Includes with merely a handful of clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server offers since the option is supported on the cloud platform where your new account will be configured. All you have to do is to make an empty file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a few lines of code inside. You will find the latter within the Help articles that can be found inside of your account, and that means you don't require any kind of programming expertise - you can simply copy and paste the code in question. All web pages that are going to use Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so in case you incorporate this function to an active site, you should make sure that you change all the links in there.