Server Side Includes (SSI) is a group of directives that will permit you to contain the content of a text file within an HTML file. In this way, you are able to add any kind of content to various webpages in your website and alter it simply by modifying a single text file. You can additionally add the output of various scripts so that the current date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of some file show on your website. This will let you incorporate some dynamic content to static pages, making the site more desirable to your website visitors and giving it a much more professional overall look. It will likewise be easier to revise this content as compared to updating each static web page one at a time. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your site, the pages that contain the content of some file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

Since our customized cloud hosting system supports Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to work with this feature with the shared website hosting packages that we offer you and bring dynamic content to your websites with only a few clicks. SSI is activated for every specific domain name or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the site folder with a couple of lines of code. Certainly, you do not have to turn into a programmer for that as the necessary code can be copied from the Help post that we have about Server Side Includes. If you would like to use this feature for your website, you need to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you will have to double-check if all of the links on your site lead to the updated names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you get a semi-dedicated server plan with our company, it will be easy to activate Server Side Includes with a few clicks and for virtually any domain or subdomain that you choose. We've got a comprehensive Help article on the subject you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to activate Server Side Includes is to copy a couple of lines from the article within an .htaccess file that you should create in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be set. You need to simply make sure that all files implementing SSI have the right extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, and that the links on your site are modified and lead to the already updated files.