Server Side Includes (SSI) is a list of directives that will enable you to include the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this way, you are able to add any kind of content to few different web pages in your site and alter it just by updating an individual text file. You'll be able to furthermore add the output of various scripts in order that the present date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of a file display on your website. This shall enable you to add in some dynamic content to static pages, making the website more inviting to your website visitors and giving it a professional visual appearance. It will likewise be much easier to revise this content as compared to updating each static web page one by one. If you would like to use Server Side Includes on your site, the pages that contain the content of any kind of 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 plans that we provide and enable it individually for every domain name or subdomain in your hosting account. This can be done by using an .htaccess file, which should be placed in the folder in which you want to use SSI and you need to put a couple of lines of code in that file. You can get the code inside our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to simply copy it, as you don't need any programming skills to benefit from all of the capabilities that our services come with. In case you have currently built your site and you would like to employ Server Side Includes later, you need to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, or else SSI is not going to work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server plan with us, it is possible to enable Server Side Includes with a few clicks and for virtually any domain or subdomain that you choose. We've got in-depth Help article on the subject that you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to activate Server Side Includes is to copy a handful of lines out of the article within an .htaccess file that you need to make in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be all set to go. You need to only be sure that all files implementing SSI possess the right extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, and also that the links on your website are kept up to date and lead to the already renamed files.