Server Side Includes (SSI) is a group of directives that will enable you to incorporate the content of a text file in an HTML file. In this way, you'll be able to add any kind of content to few different web pages on your site and modify it simply by modifying an individual text file. You are able to furthermore add the output of various scripts so that the current time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of a file show up on your website. This shall allow you to add some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more desirable to your website visitors and creating a more professional overall appearance. It will likewise be easier to update this content when compared with updating every static page one by one. If you want to use Server Side Includes on your site, the web pages that contain the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

It will be easy to use Server Side Includes with all shared web hosting plans we offer and enable it individually for every single domain name or subdomain inside your hosting account. This can be accomplished when using an .htaccess file, which needs to be put into the folder where you want to use SSI and you need to enter a few lines of code in that file. You can find the code inside our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to simply just copy and paste it, as you don't need any programming expertise to take advantage of all features that our solutions include. If you have currently built your site and you wish to employ Server Side Includes later on, you will need to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, otherwise SSI will not work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you get a semi-dedicated server package with our company, it is possible to activate Server Side Includes with a couple of clicks and for virtually any domain or subdomain of your choice. We have a thorough Help article about the subject that you can see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to enable Server Side Includes will be to copy a handful of lines from the article within an .htaccess file that you ought to set up in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you will be set. You need to just be certain that all files implementing SSI possess the accurate extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, as well as that the links on your website are modified and lead to the by now updated files.