Server Side Includes (SSI) is actually a group of directives that will enable you to incorporate the content of a text file within an HTML file. In this way, you are able to add any kind of content to numerous webpages on your site and adjust it by simply updating one text file. You are able to also add the output of various scripts so that the present date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of some file appear on your website. This shall let you add in some dynamic content to static pages, making the website more desirable to your visitors and giving it a much more professional overall look. It will be easier to update this content compared to updating each static web page one at a time. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your site, the pages that contain the content of any kind of file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our innovative cloud hosting system, so no matter the Linux website hosting you select, you'll be able to make use of this function making your site much more dynamic. All you will have to do is to make a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you want to use SSI and then add a handful of lines of code inside. You'll not need any kind of coding skills however, as you're able to just copy the needed code from our help section, or our tech support team can assist you to enable SSI for a specified website. You need to simply customize the extension of the html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to those webpages on the site are correct.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you get a semi-dedicated server plan through us, it is possible to enable Server Side Includes with a few mouse clicks and for any domain name or subdomain that you choose. We've got a detailed Help article on the subject that you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to activate Server Side Includes will be to copy a number of lines out of the article within an .htaccess file that you should create in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you will be good to go. You should simply be certain that all of the files implementing SSI have the accurate extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, and that the links on your website are kept up to date and lead to the by now renamed files.