Server Side Includes (SSI) is a basic server-side language, which enables you to incorporate text from a specified source inside a web page. In the most popular scenario, the text from one file is included in another, giving a website the feeling it is dynamic. For instance, in case your site has ten web pages, five of them can have the content of some file, like horoscope.txt. As soon as you change this text file, the updated content is going to appear on all five webpages, which shall help you revise your website much easier than if you had to modify an element of all five pages. Server Side Includes is occasionally employed to incorporate the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is displayed on the site, the current date and time or the customer's IP address. Any web page that works by using SSI will need to have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

It is possible to use Server Side Includes with all shared web hosting packages we provide and activate it individually for each domain name or subdomain in your own hosting account. This can be achieved when using .htaccess file, which needs to be placed into the folder where you wish to use SSI and you need to type in a couple of lines of code in that file. You will find the code inside our Knowledgebase area, so you can simply copy it, as you do not need any programming skills to take advantage of all of the characteristics that our solutions come with. In case you have by now built your website and you want to employ Server Side Includes later on, you need to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, otherwise SSI won't work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, it is possible to activate Server Side Includes with just a few mouse clicks and for any domain or subdomain that you choose. You will find a thorough Help article about the subject you can find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to activate Server Side Includes will be to copy a couple of lines out of the article inside an .htaccess file that you should make in the main folder of the domain/subdomain and you'll be set. You should simply be certain that all files using SSI have the accurate extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, and also that the links on your website are kept up to date and point to the already updated files.