Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a range of directives that will enable you to include the content of a text file within an HTML file. In this way, you can add any kind of content to a few different pages in your site and change it by simply modifying one text file. You are able to additionally incorporate the output of various scripts in order that the current time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of a file show up on your site. This shall enable you to add in some dynamic content to static webpages, making the site more inviting to your website visitors and creating a professional look and feel. It will also be easier to revise this content when compared with editing each static web page one at a time. If you would like to use Server Side Includes on your site, the pages that contain the content of any kind of file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

It will be easy to use Server Side Includes with all of the shared web hosting plans that we offer you and activate it independently for each and every domain or subdomain within your hosting account. You can do this by utilizing an .htaccess file, which should be placed in the folder in which you want to use SSI and you have to enter a couple of lines of code in that file. You can find the code within our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to simply copy and paste it, since you don't need any programming skills to benefit from all of the functions that our services include. If you have by now built your site and you wish to employ Server Side Includes afterwards, you have to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, or else SSI won't work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will be possible to activate and utilize Server Side Includes with only a number of mouse clicks with any one of the semi-dedicated server packages since the option is supported in the cloud platform where your new account will be configured. All you have to do is to make an empty file named .htaccess from your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a few lines of code inside. You'll find the latter in one of the Help articles accessible as part of your account, which means you don't need any kind of programming knowledge - you are able to simply copy the code in question. All webpages that will implement Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so in case you incorporate this option to an existing website, you should make sure that you bring up to date all the links in there.