Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a list of directives that will allow you to include the content of a text file within an HTML file. By doing this, you're able to add any kind of content to few different web pages in your website and change it by just editing one text file. You can additionally incorporate the output of various scripts in order that the present time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of a file display on your website. This shall allow you to incorporate some dynamic content to static pages, making the site more desirable to your visitors and creating a more professional appearance. It will likewise be easier to update this content in comparison to updating every static web page one by one. If you would like to use Server Side Includes on your site, the pages that include the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

You'll be able to use Server Side Includes with all web hosting packages we offer and enable it separately for every single domain name or subdomain in your hosting account. This can be accomplished by using an .htaccess file, which should be put into the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you have to enter a couple of lines of code in that file. You can see the code in our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to just copy and paste it, since you do not need any coding expertise to benefit from all of the capabilities that our services include. If you have currently built your site and you want to use Server Side Includes afterwards, you must make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, otherwise SSI won't work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will be easy to activate and make use of Server Side Includes with merely a number of mouse clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server packages as the option is present within the cloud platform where your brand-new account shall be set up. All you have to do will be to set up an empty file named .htaccess through your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a few lines of code inside. You'll find the latter in one of the Help articles available as part of your account, so you don't need any kind of programming skills - you can simply copy and paste the code in question. All web pages that will use Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so in case you incorporate this feature to an existing website, you should make sure that you update all the links in there.