Server Side Includes (SSI) is a group of directives that will enable you to include the content of a text file inside an HTML file. By doing this, you'll be able to add any kind of content to few different webpages on your site and alter it by simply modifying a single text file. You're able to also incorporate the output of different scripts in order that the present date and time, the IP address of the website visitor or the properties of some file appear on your site. This will let you add some dynamic content to static web pages, making the site more appealing to your website visitors and creating a more professional visual appearance. It will be quicker to revise this content as compared to editing every static page one at a time. If you wish to use Server Side Includes on 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

Server Side Includes is present on our progressive cloud hosting platform, so no matter the Linux shared web hosting plan you choose, it will be easy to make use of this function making your site a lot more dynamic. All you will need to do is going to be make a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you would like to use SSI and then include a number of lines of code inside it. You will not need any coding skills though, since you can just copy the necessary code from the help section, or our technical support can assist you enable SSI for a specified website. You just need to change the extension of any html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to these pages on the site are accurate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server plan through us, you will be able to enable Server Side Includes with a couple of mouse clicks and for any domain name or subdomain of your preference. We have a thorough Help article about the subject that you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to activate Server Side Includes is to copy a number of lines from the article inside an .htaccess file that you need to make in the main folder of the domain/subdomain and you will be ready to go. You need to only make sure that all of the files utilizing SSI possess the accurate extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, and that the links on your site are kept up to date and lead to the already renamed files.