Server Side Includes (SSI) is a range of directives that will enable you to incorporate the content of a text file within an HTML file. By doing this, you can add any kind of content to various webpages on your site and adjust it just by updating an individual text file. You're able to also add the output of various scripts in order that the present date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of some file show up on your website. This shall enable you to add in some dynamic content to static web pages, making the site more inviting to your visitors and creating a professional overall appearance. It will be much easier to update this content as compared to updating each static page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes on your site, the web pages that include the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our modern cloud hosting system, so whatever the shared website hosting plan you choose, it will be easy to make use of this feature making your site much more dynamic. All that you must do is to set up a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you wish to use SSI and after that include a number of lines of code in it. You simply will not need any kind of coding skills though, as you're able to simply copy the needed code from our help section, or our technical support can help you activate SSI for a specified site. You just have to change the extension of any html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to those web pages on the site are accurate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you get a semi-dedicated server package with our company, it will be easy to enable Server Side Includes with a few mouse clicks and for every domain name or subdomain of your choosing. You will find a thorough Help article about the subject you could see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to enable Server Side Includes will be to copy a handful of lines out of the article inside an .htaccess file that you need to create in the root folder of the domain/subdomain and you'll be ready. You should simply be sure that all of the files implementing SSI have the right extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, as well as that the links on your site are updated and point to the by now renamed files.