Server Side Includes (SSI) is a list of directives that will permit you to incorporate the content of a text file inside an HTML file. In this manner, you'll be able to add any kind of content to few different web pages in your site and adjust it by just updating just one text file. You can also add the output of various scripts so the current time and date, the IP address of the visitor or the attributes of a file show up on your website. This will let you incorporate some dynamic content to static pages, making the website more desirable to your visitors and creating a much more professional look and feel. It will be quicker to update this content as compared to updating every static page one at a time. If you wish to use Server Side Includes in your website, the web pages that incorporate the content of any kind of file should be with extension .shtml.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

You will be able to use Server Side Includes with all of the shared web hosting packages we offer and enable it separately for each and every domain name or subdomain inside your hosting account. This can be done by utilizing an .htaccess file, which needs to be positiioned in the folder where you want to use SSI and you have 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 just copy it, since you do not need any programming capabilities to take advantage of all characteristics that our solutions include. If you have currently built your website and you would like to use Server Side Includes later on, you need to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, otherwise SSI won't work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server package with us, you will be able to enable Server Side Includes with a couple clicks and for virtually any domain or subdomain of your choice. We've got an in depth Help article about the subject that you can find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to activate Server Side Includes will be to copy a couple of lines from the article in an .htaccess file that you ought to set up in the root folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be all set. You need to just ensure that all of the files implementing SSI possess the proper extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, as well as that the links on your site are modified and point to the already renamed files.