Server Side Includes (SSI) really is a list of directives that will allow you to contain the content of a text file in an HTML file. In this way, you can add any kind of content to numerous pages in your website and modify it simply by modifying one text file. You are able to furthermore add the output of different scripts so the present date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of a file display on your website. This shall help you add in some dynamic content to static webpages, making the website more desirable to your website visitors and giving it a more professional appearance. It will be quicker to revise this content in comparison with updating each static web page one at a time. If you would like to use Server Side Includes in your site, the web pages that contain the content of some file need to be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

You will be able to use Server Side Includes with all of the shared hosting packages we provide and activate it individually for every single domain name or subdomain inside your hosting account. This can be achieved with an .htaccess file, which needs to be positiioned in the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you need to type in a few lines of code in that file. You'll find the code within our Knowledgebase section, so you can simply just copy it, since you do not need any programming capabilities to take advantage of all capabilities that our solutions come with. In case you have by now built your site and you wish to employ Server Side Includes afterwards, you will need to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, otherwise SSI will not work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to activate and make use of Server Side Includes with a couple of mouse clicks with any one of the semi-dedicated server offers because the option is present on the cloud platform where your account shall be configured. All you need to do is to create a blank file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a couple of lines of code in it. You will find the latter within the Help articles available in your account, and that means you have no need for any programming expertise - you're able to simply just copy and paste the code in question. All pages that are going to make use of Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so if you add this feature to an existing site, you need to make sure that you update all of the links on it.