Server Side Includes (SSI) is a list of directives that will enable you to contain the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this manner, you are able to add any kind of content to few different webpages on your site and adjust it simply by updating one text file. You're able to furthermore add the output of distinctive scripts in order that the present date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of a file appear on your site. This will help you add some dynamic content to static web pages, making the website more desirable to your site visitors and creating a more professional visual appearance. It will be quicker to update this content as compared to updating every static page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your website, the pages that include the content of any kind of file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our modern cloud hosting platform, so whatever the Linux shared website hosting that you select, you'll be able to make use of this feature making your site more dynamic. Everything you will need to do is going to be 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 will not need any kind of coding skills however, as you're able just copy the necessary code from our help section, or our tech support team can assist you to activate SSI for a specific site. You just have to modify the extension of the html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to those web pages on the website are correct.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you get a semi-dedicated server package with us, you'll be able to activate Server Side Includes with a few mouse clicks and for every domain or subdomain of your choosing. We have a thorough Help article about the subject that you can find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to enable Server Side Includes is to copy a couple of lines from the article within an .htaccess file that you should set up in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you will be all set. You should just be sure that all files using SSI possess the accurate extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and that the links on your website are kept up to date and lead to the by now renamed files.