Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to include text from a given source within a web page. In the most widespread case, the text from a file is included in another, giving a website the feeling it is dynamic. As an example, in case your site comprises of 10 web pages, 5 of them can easily include the content of any kind of file, like horoscope.txt. Any time you modify this text file, the updated content will come up on all five webpages, which will let you revise your website faster and easier than if you had to update an element of all 5 pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases utilized to contain the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that's shown on the site, the current time and date or the visitor's IP address. Every webpage that employs SSI should have a particular extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting
All the shared hosting service we offer support Server Side Includes, so that you can add dynamic components to your static website that you host on our cloud platform. By making a clear .htaccess file and typing in a few lines of code inside, you'll be able to enable SSI for a domain or a subdomain. The file concerned should be inside the particular folder where you will make use of SSI and you'll find the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you don't need any coding expertise. Our 24/7 tech support team shall also be in a position to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you're not sure what to do. You should also make sure to change the extension of all of the files which will make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your site lead to the correct files.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you get a semi-dedicated server package from our company, it will be easy to enable Server Side Includes with only a few mouse clicks and for virtually any domain name or subdomain that you pick. You will find a thorough Help article about the subject you can see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to activate Server Side Includes will be to copy a number of lines from the article inside an .htaccess file that you should create in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you will be ready. You should just be certain that all files utilizing SSI possess the correct extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, as well as that the links on your website are updated and point to the already updated files.