Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a set of directives that will allow you to include the content of a text file inside an HTML file. By doing this, you'll be able to add any kind of content to numerous pages on your site and modify it just by editing just one text file. You are able to furthermore incorporate the output of different scripts in order that the current time and date, the IP address of the website visitor or the attributes of a file show on your site. This shall enable you to add in some dynamic content to static pages, making the site more appealing to your website visitors and creating a far more professional visual appearance. It will also be easier to revise this content in comparison with editing every static web page one by one. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your website, the pages that contain the content of some file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all shared hosting packages we offer and activate it individually for each domain name or subdomain in your own hosting account. This can be done by utilizing an .htaccess file, which needs to be put into the folder where you want to use SSI and you need to enter a couple of lines of code in that file. You'll find the code inside our Knowledgebase area, so you can simply copy and paste it, as you don't need any coding capabilities to benefit from all of the functions that our services contain. In case you have already built your site and you would like to use Server Side Includes afterwards, you will need to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, or else SSI is not going to work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you get a semi-dedicated server package with us, it is possible to enable Server Side Includes with only a few mouse clicks and for any domain name or subdomain of your choice. We've got an in depth Help article on the subject that you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to activate Server Side Includes is to copy a handful of lines out of the article within an .htaccess file that you should set up in the root folder of the domain/subdomain and you'll be good to go. You need to just ensure that all files making use of SSI have the proper extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, and that the links on your website are kept up to date and lead to the already renamed files.