Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which lets you include text from a specified source within a website. In the most widespread scenario, the text from a single file is integrated in a different one, giving a site the feeling that it is dynamic. For instance, if your site consists of 10 web pages, five of them can have the content of any kind of file, like horoscope.txt. If you change this text file, the updated content will come up on all five pages, which will let you bring up to date your website faster and easier than if you had to update a component of all five 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 time and date or the customer's IP address. Any web page that works by using SSI must have a special extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting
You'll be able to use Server Side Includes with all of the shared web hosting packages that we offer and enable it independently for every single domain name or subdomain inside of your hosting account. This can be achieved when using .htaccess file, which needs to be placed in the folder in which you want to use SSI and you need to put a couple of lines of code in that file. You can see the code within our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to simply copy it, as you don't need any coding skills to take advantage of all of the functions that our services feature. In case you have by now built your website and you want to use Server Side Includes afterwards, you need to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, or else SSI is not going to work.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you get a semi-dedicated server package from us, you will be able to activate Server Side Includes with just a few clicks and for every domain name or subdomain of your preference. We have a comprehensive Help article about the subject that you can find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to enable Server Side Includes will be to copy a handful of lines out of the article within an .htaccess file that you ought to make in the main folder of the domain/subdomain and you will be ready to go. You should just be certain that all files utilizing SSI have the accurate extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, and that the links on your website are kept up to date and lead to the already updated files.