Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a set of directives that will permit you to include the content of a text file in an HTML file. In this way, you'll be able to add any kind of content to a few different webpages in your site and modify it by just updating an individual text file. You are able to additionally incorporate the output of distinctive scripts in order that the present date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of a file display on your site. This shall allow you to add some dynamic content to static pages, making the site more appealing to your visitors and creating a much more professional look and feel. It will also be easier to update this content in comparison with editing each static page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your website, the pages that incorporate the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

Server Side Includes is available on our innovative cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the website hosting service that you select, it will be possible to use this feature and make your website a lot more dynamic. All that you will need to do is going to be make a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain in which you would like to use SSI and include a couple of lines of code inside it. You won't require any coding skills though, since you can simply just copy the necessary code from the help section, or our tech support team can assist you activate SSI for any specific site. You need to simply customize the extension of any html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to those pages on the website are correct.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you get a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, it is possible to activate Server Side Includes with a couple of mouse clicks and for any domain or subdomain that you choose. We've got an in depth Help article about the subject you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to activate Server Side Includes will be to copy a couple of lines from the article within an .htaccess file that you should make in the main folder of the domain/subdomain and you'll be ready to go. You need to just make sure that all files using SSI have the proper extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and also that the links on your site are modified and lead to the by now renamed files.