Server Side Includes (SSI) is a simple server-side language, which lets you incorporate text from a specific source in a web page. In the most common situation, the text from a file is incorporated in another, giving a site the feeling that it is dynamic. As an example, if your site consists of 10 web pages, 5 of them can easily have the content of some file, like horoscope.txt. Once you modify this text file, the modified content will come up on all of the five webpages, which shall let you revise your website faster and easier than if you had to update a component of all 5 web pages. Server Side Includes is sometimes employed to contain the output of basic commands, scripts or functions as well - a hit counter that is shown on the website, the present date and time or the visitor's IP address. Any webpage that utilizes SSI will need to have a special extension - .shtml.
Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting
You'll be able to use Server Side Includes with all of the shared hosting packages that we provide and enable it individually for each and every domain name or subdomain inside of your hosting account. This can be done by utilizing an .htaccess file, which should be placed in the folder in which you want to use SSI and you have to type in a few lines of code in that file. You can find the code within our Knowledgebase section, so you can just copy it, since you don't need any programming skills to benefit from all of the characteristics that our services incorporate. If you have already built your site and you want to use Server Side Includes afterwards, you must 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
When you get a semi-dedicated server package from our company, it will be easy to activate Server Side Includes with a few clicks and for any domain name or subdomain of your choosing. We've got a thorough Help article on the subject you can find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to enable Server Side Includes is to copy a couple of lines out of the article in an .htaccess file that you need to make in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you will be ready to go. You should simply make certain that all files utilizing SSI possess the correct extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, and that the links on your site are modified and point to the by now updated files.