Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a range of directives that will allow you to include the content of a text file inside an HTML file. This way, you are able to add any kind of content to numerous webpages in your site and change it simply by modifying a single text file. You'll be able to furthermore add the output of distinctive scripts so the current date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of a file appear on your site. This will enable you to add in some dynamic content to static web pages, making the site more desirable to your site visitors and giving it a much more professional look and feel. It will also be much easier to revise this content compared to updating every static page one at a time. If you would like to use Server Side Includes on your site, the pages that incorporate the content of some file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

Server Side Includes is featured on our progressive cloud hosting platform, so whatever the cloud plan which you pick, you will be able to utilize this feature making your website much more dynamic. All that you must do will be to make a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain in which you would like to use SSI and then include a couple of lines of code in it. You simply won't require any coding skills though, as you're able simply copy the necessary code from the help section, or our tech support team can assist you activate SSI for a specific website. You need to simply modify the extension of the html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to these pages on the website are accurate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you get a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, it is possible to enable Server Side Includes with a few mouse clicks and for every domain name or subdomain that you pick. We have a comprehensive Help article about the subject you can find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to activate Server Side Includes is to copy a handful of lines from the article in an .htaccess file that you ought to create in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you will be all set to go. You should just ensure that all files making use of SSI possess the proper extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and that the links on your site are updated and lead to the already updated files.