Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a group of directives that will enable you to contain the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this manner, you'll be able to add some content to numerous webpages in your site and change it just by editing just one text file. You can furthermore add the output of distinctive scripts so that the present date and time, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of some file display on your site. This will enable you to add some dynamic content to static pages, making the site more inviting to your site visitors and giving it a far more professional appearance. It will likewise be quicker to revise this content as compared to updating each static web page one by one. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your site, the web pages that contain the content of any kind of file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

As our custom cloud hosting platform supports Server Side Includes on a global level, you are able to implement this function with all of the shared web hosting plans that we feature and incorporate dynamic content to your websites with a couple of mouse clicks. SSI can be activated for every specific domain name or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the site folder with only a few lines of code. Of course, you don't have to become a coder for that as the required code can be copied from the Help post we have about Server Side Includes. If you'd like to employ this function for your website, you have to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you will have to double-check if all of the links on your website lead to the updated names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you'll be able to activate Server Side Includes with only a few mouse clicks and for every domain or subdomain of your preference. We have a thorough Help article on the subject that you can see 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 root folder of the domain/subdomain and you'll be set. You should just be certain that all of the files using SSI possess the appropriate extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and also that the links on your site are updated and lead to the by now renamed files.