Server Side Includes (SSI) is a range of directives that will permit you to incorporate the content of a text file inside an HTML file. By doing this, you are able to add any kind of content to few different pages in your website and change it by simply editing a single text file. You can additionally incorporate the output of distinctive scripts so that the current date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of a file show up on your site. This shall let you add some dynamic content to static pages, making the website more inviting to your site visitors and giving it a more professional overall look. It will also be much easier to update this content when compared with updating each static page one by one. If you would like to use Server Side Includes on your site, the pages that incorporate the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

Server Side Includes is featured on our modern cloud hosting system, so no matter the shared website hosting you choose, it will be possible to use this feature and make your website much more dynamic. Everything you will need to do will be to set up a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain where you would like to use SSI and then include a number of lines of code in it. You simply won't need any coding skills however, as you're able to just copy the needed code from our help section, or our technical support can help you activate SSI for a specific website. You just have to change the extension of any html file that will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to those web pages on the site are correct.

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 a couple clicks and for every domain name or subdomain that you pick. We've got in-depth Help article on the subject you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to enable Server Side Includes will be to copy a number of lines out of the article in an .htaccess file that you should create in the root folder of the domain name/subdomain and you will be good to go. You should simply be certain that all of the files utilizing SSI have the correct extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and that the links on your site are kept up to date and point to the by now renamed files.