Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a group of directives that will permit you to incorporate the content of a text file inside an HTML file. By doing this, you'll be able to add some content to a few different web pages on your site and modify it simply by editing an individual text file. You can furthermore incorporate the output of distinctive scripts so that the present date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of a file show up on your website. This will allow you to incorporate some dynamic content to static webpages, making the site more desirable to your visitors and giving it a far more professional look and feel. It will also be quicker to update this content compared to updating each static page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes on your website, the pages that contain the content of some file must be with 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 offer and enable it individually for every domain or subdomain within your hosting account. You can do this when using an .htaccess file, which should be positiioned in the folder in which you want to use SSI and you need to put a couple of lines of code in that file. You can see the code within our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to simply copy it, as you do not need any programming expertise to take advantage of all functions that our services have. In case you have currently built your site and you wish to use Server Side Includes afterwards, you need to ensure 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 plan through our company, it will be easy to activate Server Side Includes with a couple of mouse clicks and for every domain or subdomain of your choosing. You will find a thorough Help article about the subject you can see 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 inside an .htaccess file that you ought to make in the root folder of the domain/subdomain and you will be set. You should only ensure that all files implementing SSI have the accurate extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and also that the links on your site are kept up to date and lead to the by now updated files.