Server Side Includes (SSI) is a group of directives that will enable you to contain the content of a text file in an HTML file. This way, you'll be able to add any kind of content to a few different pages on your website and alter it by just editing just one text file. You can furthermore add the output of various scripts so the present time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of a file show on your site. This will let you add in some dynamic content to static webpages, making the website more inviting to your website visitors and creating a far more professional overall appearance. It will be easier to revise this content in comparison with updating each static web page one at a time. If you wish to use Server Side Includes on your site, the web pages that include the content of some file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

As our custom cloud hosting system supports Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to to use this feature with all of the shared hosting plans that we offer you and add dynamic content to your websites with a couple of clicks. SSI is activated for every specific domain or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the website folder with only a few lines of code. Of course, you do not have to become a coder for that since the required code may be copied from the Help post we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you'd like to use this feature for your site, you'll want to rename your site files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all of the links on your website point to the current names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server plan with our company, it will be easy to enable Server Side Includes with a couple mouse clicks and for every domain name or subdomain of your choosing. We have a comprehensive Help article about the subject that you can find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to activate Server Side Includes is to copy a handful of lines out of the article inside an .htaccess file that you should set up in the root folder of the domain/subdomain and you will be all set to go. You should only ensure that all files implementing SSI possess the accurate extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, as well as that the links on your website are kept up to date and point to the already renamed files.