Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a range of directives that will permit you to include the content of a text file in an HTML file. By doing this, you are able to add any kind of content to few different web pages in your site and alter it by simply updating one text file. You can also add the output of different scripts so the current time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of a file appear on your site. This will help you incorporate some dynamic content to static webpages, making the site more inviting to your site visitors and creating a more professional look and feel. It will be much easier to revise this content as compared to editing each static page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your website, the web pages that contain the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our modern cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the hosting which you choose, it's possible to utilize this function and make your site much more dynamic. All you need to do will be to create a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain in which you would like to use SSI and after that add a few lines of code inside it. You won't require any coding skills however, as you're able to simply just copy the needed code from the help section, or our tech support team can help you enable SSI for a given site. You just need to modify the extension of any html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to those pages on the site are accurate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to enable Server Side Includes with a couple of clicks and for every domain name or subdomain that you choose. You will find in-depth Help article on the subject that you could 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 in an .htaccess file that you ought to make in the root folder of the domain/subdomain and you'll be good to go. You should just be certain that all files using SSI have the appropriate extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, and that the links on your website are kept up to date and point to the by now updated files.