Server Side Includes (SSI) is a group of directives that will permit you to incorporate the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this manner, you're able to add some content to few different pages in your website and alter it simply by modifying just one text file. You'll be able to furthermore incorporate the output of distinctive scripts so the present time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of a file appear on your website. This will allow you to add in some dynamic content to static pages, making the site more appealing to your visitors and creating a more professional overall appearance. It will be easier to revise this content compared to updating every static page one by one. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your website, the pages that contain the content of any kind of file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all cloud website hosting packages we offer you and activate it independently for each and every domain or subdomain in your hosting account. This can be done with an .htaccess file, which should be put into the folder in which you want to use SSI and you have to type in a couple of lines of code in that file. You can get the code inside our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to simply copy it, since you don't need any coding expertise to benefit from all capabilities that our solutions come with. If you have already built your website and you wish to employ Server Side Includes later on, you must make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, otherwise SSI is not going to work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server package with our company, you will be able to enable Server Side Includes with just a few clicks and for every domain name or subdomain that you choose. We have an in depth Help article on the subject you can find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to activate Server Side Includes will be to copy a handful of lines from the article inside an .htaccess file that you need to set up in the root folder of the domain/subdomain and you will be ready to go. You should just make certain that all files implementing SSI possess the proper extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and that the links on your site are kept up to date and lead to the already renamed files.