Server Side Includes (SSI) is a group of directives that will allow you to include the content of a text file in an HTML file. In this manner, you are able to add any kind of content to various webpages in your site and change it by simply modifying an individual text file. You can also incorporate the output of various scripts in order that the current date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of some file display on your website. This shall let you incorporate some dynamic content to static web pages, making the site more appealing to your website visitors and creating a professional overall appearance. It will also be quicker to update this content in comparison to updating each static web page one by one. If you would like to use Server Side Includes on your site, the web pages that contain the content of any kind of file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

You will be able to use Server Side Includes with all shared website hosting plans we offer and activate it separately for every domain or subdomain inside of your hosting account. This can be done by utilizing an .htaccess file, which needs to be placed into the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you need to put a couple of lines of code in that file. You can get the code in our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to simply just copy and paste it, since you don't need any programming capabilities to take advantage of all capabilities that our solutions feature. If you have by now built your website and you would like to use Server Side Includes later, you must make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, or else SSI is not going to work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you get a semi-dedicated server plan with us, it is possible to enable Server Side Includes with a few clicks and for every domain name or subdomain that you choose. You will find a comprehensive Help article about the subject that you could see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to activate Server Side Includes will be to copy a handful of lines out of the article within an .htaccess file that you ought to set up in the root folder of the domain name/subdomain and you will be ready. You need to just make sure that all of the files using SSI possess the appropriate extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, and also that the links on your site are kept up to date and point to the by now renamed files.