Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a group of directives that will enable you to contain the content of a text file within an HTML file. In this way, you are able to add any kind of content to few different pages in your website and change it just by modifying one text file. You can additionally add the output of different scripts in order that the current time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of some file show up on your site. This will allow you to add in some dynamic content to static webpages, making the site more appealing to your visitors and giving it a more professional overall look. It will be simpler to update this content when compared with editing each static web page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes on your site, the web pages that incorporate the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

It will be easy to use Server Side Includes with all web hosting packages that we provide and enable it independently for every domain or subdomain inside your hosting account. This can be accomplished with an .htaccess file, which should be positiioned in the folder where you want to use SSI and you need to put a couple of lines of code in that file. You'll find the code inside our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to simply copy it, since you do not need any coding expertise to benefit from all of the characteristics that our solutions incorporate. If you have by now built your website and you wish to employ Server Side Includes afterwards, you need to make certain 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 Servers

You will be able to activate and use Server Side Includes with only a couple of clicks with any one of the semi-dedicated server offers because the feature is featured within the cloud platform where your new account will be configured. All you have to do is to set up an empty file named .htaccess from your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a few lines of code inside. You can find the latter within the Help articles that are available as part of your account, so you do not need any programming knowledge - you're able to simply copy the code in question. All pages that are going to make use of Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so in case you add in this function to an existing website, you need to make sure that you update all the links on it.