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 typical situation, the text from one file is incorporated in a different one, giving a website the sense that it is dynamic. As an example, in case your site has ten pages, five of them can easily contain the content of any kind of file, such as horoscope.txt. Any time you modify this text file, the new content will appear on all of the five pages, which will enable you to bring up to date your website much easier than if you had to update a component of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is in some cases used to contain the output of simple commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the site, the present time and date or the visitor's IP address. Every webpage that works by using SSI will need to have a unique extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting
Server Side Includes is present on our progressive cloud hosting system, so whatever the Linux shared service which you pick, it will be easy to utilize this feature making your site much more dynamic. All that you need to do is to make a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain in which you wish to use SSI and then add a handful of lines of code inside it. You simply won't require any coding skills however, as you're able to simply just copy the needed code from the help section, or our technical support can help you activate SSI for a given website. You just need to modify the extension of the html file that will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to these web pages on the site are appropriate.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you get a semi-dedicated server package from us, it is possible to enable Server Side Includes with a couple of mouse clicks and for virtually any domain name or subdomain that you pick. We have a comprehensive Help article about the subject that you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to enable Server Side Includes is to copy a number 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 only be sure that all of the files utilizing SSI have the correct extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, and also that the links on your site are modified and lead to the by now updated files.