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 case, the text from one file is incorporated in another, providing a website the sense that it is dynamic. For example, in case your site is comprised of ten web pages, five of them can easily include the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. Once you alter this text file, the modified content will come up on all of the five pages, which will enable you to revise your website faster and easier than if you had to update a part of all five pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally employed to contain the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's displayed on the site, the current time and date or the visitor's IP address. Every webpage that employs SSI will need to have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

As our custom made cloud hosting system features Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to make use of this function with any of the cloud web hosting packages we feature and add dynamic content to your websites with only a few clicks. SSI can be activated for each particular domain name or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the website folder with a couple of lines of code. Of course, you do not have to be a programmer for that as the needed code can be copied from the Help post we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you'd like to use this function for your site, you'll have to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all links on your website lead to the updated names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you get a semi-dedicated server package through us, it is possible to enable Server Side Includes with a few mouse clicks and for virtually any domain or subdomain of your choice. You will find in-depth Help article on the subject you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to activate Server Side Includes will be to copy a couple of lines from the article inside an .htaccess file that you need to set up in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you will be ready to go. You should simply be certain that all files using SSI possess the appropriate extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, as well as that the links on your site are kept up to date and point to the by now updated files.