Server Side Includes (SSI) is a set of directives that will permit you to contain the content of a text file in an HTML file. By doing this, you're able to add some content to few different web pages in your website and change it just by modifying just one text file. You can additionally incorporate the output of various scripts in order that the current time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the properties of some file show up on your website. This shall allow you to incorporate some dynamic content to static webpages, making the site more appealing to your site visitors and giving it a much more professional visual appearance. It will be much easier to update this content in comparison with updating each static web page one at a time. If you want to use Server Side Includes in your site, the web pages that contain the content of any kind of file must be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

It is possible to use Server Side Includes with all cloud website hosting plans we offer you and enable it individually for every domain or subdomain inside of your hosting account. This can be achieved with an .htaccess file, which should be put into the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you need to type in a couple of lines of code in that file. You will find the code within our Knowledgebase section, so you can simply just copy it, since you do not need any coding skills to take advantage of all of the characteristics that our services contain. In case you have already built your site and you wish to employ Server Side Includes later, you need to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, or else SSI won't work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you get a semi-dedicated server package from us, it is possible to activate Server Side Includes with only a few mouse clicks and for any domain or subdomain that you pick. You will find a comprehensive Help article about the subject you can see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to activate Server Side Includes will be to copy a couple of lines out of the article within an .htaccess file that you should make in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be ready to go. You need to only be sure that all of the files utilizing SSI have the appropriate extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, as well as that the links on your site are updated and lead to the already renamed files.