Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which allows you to include text from a specific source in a website. In the most typical case, the text from a single file is included in a different one, providing a website the sense it is dynamic. As an example, in case your website has ten webpages, five of them can easily include the content of any kind of file, for example horoscope.txt. If you ever alter this text file, the new content will appear on all of the five webpages, which shall allow you to bring up to date your site faster and easier than if you had to update a part of all five pages. Server Side Includes is at times used to include 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. Every web page that utilizes SSI will need to have a unique extension - .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

It will be easy to use Server Side Includes with all shared hosting plans that we offer you and activate it independently for every domain or subdomain within your hosting account. You can do this when using .htaccess file, which should be placed into the folder where you want to use SSI and you need to enter a few lines of code in that file. You can see the code inside our Knowledgebase area, so you can just copy it, since you do not need any coding skills to take advantage of all of the features that our solutions have. If you have already built your website and you want to use Server Side Includes later on, you have to make sure 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

It is possible to enable and use Server Side Includes with simply a few clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server plans because the feature is featured within the cloud platform where your new account will be configured. All you have to do will be to make a blank file named .htaccess using your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a handful of lines of code inside. You'll find the latter inside the Help articles that are available inside of your account, so you do not need any kind of programming skills - you're able to just copy and paste the code in question. All webpages that will utilize Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so if you add in this option to an active site, you should make sure that you change all the links on it.