Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a range of directives that will enable you to incorporate the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this way, you'll be able to add some content to a few different pages in your site and alter it simply by editing a single text file. You're able to also incorporate the output of distinctive scripts so that the current date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of some file display on your website. This will allow you to add some dynamic content to static webpages, making the site more appealing to your visitors and creating a more professional overall appearance. It will also be much easier to revise this content when compared with editing every static web page one by one. If you would like to use Server Side Includes in your site, the web pages that incorporate the content of any kind of file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

Server Side Includes is present on our innovative cloud hosting system, so whatever the Linux hosting you pick, it's possible to utilize this function and make your site a lot more dynamic. All you will need to do is to make a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain in which you want to use SSI and then include a few lines of code in it. You won't need any kind of coding skills though, since you can basically copy the needed code from the help section, or our technical support can assist you to activate SSI for any given website. You just have to change the extension of the html file which will employ 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 plan through our company, you'll be able to enable Server Side Includes with a couple clicks and for any domain name or subdomain of your choice. You will find a thorough Help article about the subject you could see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to enable Server Side Includes will be to copy a handful of lines from the article within an .htaccess file that you should create in the root folder of the domain/subdomain and you'll be ready to go. You should just ensure that all of the files using SSI have the appropriate extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, and that the links on your site are kept up to date and lead to the already renamed files.